agriculture

Slovenian minister to discuss Teran wine with EU commissioner

Slovenia's Minister of Agriculture Dejan Zidan will meet with European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan on Thursday to express his opposition to a compromise solution...

South Korea lifts tariffs on egg imports amid bird-flu crisis

South Korea's cabinet on Tuesday decided to lift tariffs on egg imports amid a shortage caused by the worst bird-flu crisis in the country's history, Yonhap news agency reported, citing officials...

Bird flu detected among poultry in northeast Croatia, no risk for human health

Avian influenza has been diagnosed among domestic poultry in the village of Kriznica on the bank of the Drava River, which is the first case of bird flu among domestic poultry in Croatia,...

107,000 chickens to be culled in Japan after bird flu discovery

Japanese authorities said Tuesday they had ordered the culling of 110,000 chickens at a poultry farm on the southern island of Kyushu after a highly pathogenic strain of H5 avian influenza was...

Bird flu in South Korea: 26 million chickens already culled

Some 26 million chickens have had to be killed in South Korea, officials said, to help combat the country's most serious ever bird flu epidemic.

EU Council against unfair trading practices in food supply chain

European Union agriculture ministers support farmers's position in the food supply chain and a tougher fight against unfair trading practices, and Croatian Agriculture Minister Tomislav Tolusic...

EU agricultural output down 1.8% in 2015, Croatia's shrinks 0.1%

Total agricultural output in the European Union fell by 1.8% to EUR 411.2 billion in 2015 compared with 2014, while in Croatia it decreased by 0.1%, according to figures provided by the EU's...

310,000 chickens to be killed in Japan after bird flu confirmed

Authorities began culling 310,000 chickens at a farm on the Sea of Japan coast early Tuesday after a highly pathogenic strain of H5 avian influenza was detected in five birds, local authorities...

Eco-friendly organic farming in Croatia rising

Ecological farming in Croatia has been growing over the past several years, Assistant Agriculture Minister Zdravko Barac said on Monday, at the Eco Farming forum, organised by the Croatian...

190,000 ducks culled in the Netherlands after bird flu discovery

The Netherlands' Economy Ministry said Saturday that 190,000 ducks had been culled after a strain of bird flu was discovered in the country's north-east.

16,000 turkeys to be killed in Germany as bird flu spreads rapidly

On the same day as the first case of aggressive bird flu was confirmed at a commercial farm in the German state of Lower Saxony, local authorities have ordered the death of 16,000 turkeys.

Bird flu spreading rapidly, German expert says

Bird flu is spreading rapidly across northern Europe, probably carried by wildfowl that do not show any symptoms, a German expert said on Wednesday.

Croatian cheeses win awards at int'l contest in Spain

Three dairies from the Croatian island of Pag have won several medals at the recent 20th International cheese festival held in Spain.

Bird flu detected in Danish duck flock

Danish authorities on Monday said bird flu had been detected in tame ducks and urged poultry farmers to adhere to precautionary measures to avoid a possible spread.

Bird flu spreads in Germany ahead of planned cull of 8,800 geese

New cases of bird flu have been recorded in several cities and districts of southern Germany, local authorities said on Sunday, days before the planned cull of 8,800 geese in the north of the...