In February struggling farmers staged a series of protests across Latvia, including a blockade of tractors in Riga. In the fallout from the events, former Agriculture Minister Martins Roze stepped down and the then government announced a 27 million lats rescue package. The Baltic Times spoke to Zemnieku Saeima (Farmers' Parliament) director Rita Sile about the current situation in Latvia's agricultural sector and her hopes for a new dawn.What does the new Latvian government mean for farmers? Is there reason for optimism?Well, until now it has been very promising and there have been ...
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