FARMING: New farm equipment a boon for some

  • 2008-09-10
  • By Adam Mullett
VILNIUS - Farming technology in Lithuania is being upgraded in order to increase production, but improvements to big farms will mean casualties for smaller producers.Machinery and techniques in Lithuania are behind first-world standards because of poor agricultural development under the Soviet Union. Up until 2004, Lithuania was not known by Western Europe to be a viable producer. That year, the European Union began to provide funding for farming equipment upgrades to help farmers get more out of their land.The National Paying Agency under the Ministry of Agriculture doles out money...
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