RIGA - Latvian authorities have sprouted a green-thumb, planting vegetables in flower beds outside government offices in Riga as part of a push for higher direct farm subsidies from the European Union, reports AFP. Government ministers in Riga last week ceremoniously pulled away sheeting to reveal that normally manicured flowerbeds had been dug up and replaced with a choice selection of vegetables including beets, cabbages, beans and pumpkins.“Today we have planted our vegetables and this autumn we hope to reap our harvest with a better deal on direct payments for our farmers,&r...
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