agriculture

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...

MP calls for protection of domestic dairy farmers

Independent member of Parliament Zeljko Lackovic warned on Wednesday about a difficult situation in the dairy sector, saying that dairy farmers should get a fair price for their milk and that the...

Croatian farm minister, Commissioner Hogan discuss issue of Terrano wine

 Agriculture Minister Tomislav Tolusic met with European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan on Tuesday on the margins of an Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting in...

EU study: Trade deals could threaten European beef, rice farmers

Future EU trade agreements with countries such as the United States, Canada and Vietnam could threaten some European farmers, a report showed Tuesday, while underlining "significant gains" for...

Croatia sees highest growth in organic agricultural land in EU

The total organic area in the EU-28 (i.e. the area fully converted to organic production and area under conversion) was 11.1 million hectares (ha) in 2015, which was by 21% more than in 2010, and...

EU approves 11 new types of GM food and animal feed

The European Union on Friday approved the sale of 11 new types of genetically modified (GM) maize for food and animal feed within the bloc, despite a groundswell of public resistance to GM crops...

Parties present agricultural platforms at round table

Representatives of the major political parties and coalitions presented their agricultural platforms for the next four years at a round table on Monday, highlighting family-run farms, a more...