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23.09.2009 12:09

Some figures on land relations in Mykolaiv Oblast (Official figures as of August 1, 2009)

23.09.2009 12:09

At the press-conference on September 17, 2009, the head of Oblast Land Dapartment Mykola Yanchuk informed about the following: Sale of state-owned land. From the beginning of 2009 there were prepared for the sale 74 land parcels of non-agricultural use with the total area of more than 100 ha and value of UAH 23.5 million (USD 2.94 million). In fact there were sold 92 plots with the total area of 130 ha and aggregate value of UAH 31 million (USD 3.875 million). A share of this sum (10%) went to the State Budget and the rest – into local budgets.

22.09.2009 12:41

Speaker opposses land market, but supports land valuation and land bank

22.09.2009 12:41

When asked about land and its status in Ukraine's economy, V. Lytvyn said that there should be clarity in this issue. He thinks that those opposing the land market are right. He said that he belonged to those opponents. On other hand, in his opinion Ukrainians with land titiles in their hands are in a position to ask why they are deprived of the right to dispose of the land.

22.09.2009 11:18

Milk: Commission proposes further measures to help dairy sector in short, medium and long term

22.09.2009 11:18

Mariann Fischer Boel, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, today set out in detail the latest stage of the Commission's ongoing campaign to help European Union dairy farmers out of the current market crisis. The package of measures, presented today to the European Parliament, follows up the Commission's report from July and looks at both short-term measures and actions to secure the longer-term future of the dairy sector. The Commission has already started the process of allowing Member States to pay temporarily aid of up to €15,000 to farmers. It also proposes that the dairy sector should be covered by an emergency clause which already exists for other farm sectors, to allow a quicker response to future market disturbances.

18.09.2009 16:44

Health Ills Abound as Farm Runoff Fouls Wells

18.09.2009 16:44

MORRISON, Wis. — All it took was an early thaw for the drinking water here to become unsafe. 

There are 41,000 dairy cows in Brown County, which includes Morrison, and they produce more than 260 million gallons of manure each year, much of which is spread on nearby grain fields. Other farmers receive fees to cover their land with slaughterhouse waste and treated sewage.

14.09.2009 12:38

USDA Sees Larger 2009 Corn Production Due To Stronger Yields

14.09.2009 12:38

U.S. corn production in 2009 will be stronger than previously because farmers
are getting better yields, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday.

13.09.2009 15:25

Finance Ministry Foresees 3.7 Percent Rise In GDP In 2010

13.09.2009 15:25

The base-case scenario for economic development in Ukraine in 2010 foresees a 3.7% rise in GDP, says acting Finance Minister Ihor Umansky on Saturday.

13.09.2009 15:20

IMF Chief: Economic Crisis Not Over Yet

13.09.2009 15:20

BERLIN (AP) — The global economic crisis isn't over yet, despite positive signals from Europe's biggest economies, the head of the International Monetary Fund warned in comments published Saturday.

11.09.2009 11:36

Growth In Ukrainian Agricultural Output Slows In August

11.09.2009 11:36

Year-on-year growth in Ukraine's agricultural output slowed to 0.4% in January-August, compared with a gain of 3.8% in January-July.

The slowing indicates agricultural output in August was lower than in the same month last year, although the State Statistics Committee does not publish monthly output figures for agriculture.

11.09.2009 10:37

Accounting Chamber: Inflation In Ukraine In 2009 To Exceed 15 Percent

11.09.2009 10:37

Inflation in Ukraine in 2009 could exceed 15%, Accounting Chamber of Ukraine Board Chairman Valentyn Symonenko has said.
"According to our estimates, in spite of the fact some seasonal deflation was observed in August, the inflation of consumer prices on the market will exceed 15% by the end of 2009," he said at a press conference at Interfax-Ukraine.

Symonenko said, referring to the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine, that Ukraine's GDP in the first half of 2009 fell by 19.7% year-on-year.

06.09.2009 00:09

Third World Climate Conference: Geneva meeting to examine vital role of climate information and prediction

06.09.2009 00:09

3 September 2009, Geneva/Rome – With climate change increasing the incidence and severity of weather events, agriculture, one of the most climate dependent of all human activities, depends heavily on effective meteorological services which are vital to climate change mitigation and adaptation, said an FAO expert today.


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