Ministry of Agriculture

István Nagy, Dr.

Minister of Agriculture

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Agriculture and food industry are among Hungary’s chief economic potentials

Ministry of Agriculture, June 26, 2019 9:12 AM

Year after year, the foreign trade of agricultural and food industry products greatly contributes to the positive balance of the national economy. Therefore, they have a significant macro-economic impact, Minister of Agriculture István Nagy said at the annual conference of foreign trade attachés held in Budapest.

Brussels is attacking the Hungarian Land Act in the interests of foreign speculators

Ministry of Agriculture, May 24, 2019 8:43 AM

“Brussels is attacking the Hungarian Land Act, which has been in force since 2014, in the interests of protecting foreign speculators”, the Ministry of Agriculture wrote in response to the ruling issued by the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg.

Mammal of the Year programme series started

Ministry of Agriculture, April 10, 2019 10:23 AM

Tens of thousands have been reached by the Wilderness Watching (Vadonleső) Programme, Deputy Minister of State for Nature Protection Bertalan Balczó stated at the opening ceremony of the programme series Mammal of the Year on Saturday in the Hungarian Natural History Museum (MTM).

The Ministry of Agriculture stands by the Hungarian dairy farmers

Ministry of Agriculture, April 10, 2019 10:20 AM

Any action to protect the interests of the dairy industry and to help supply Hungarian consumers with quality domestic milk enjoys the fullest support of the Ministry of Agriculture (AM), the Minister of State for Agriculture of AM said, referring to the demonstration organised in the beginning of the week at the conference “For the effectiveness of milk production” (Tejtermelés eredményességéért).

Irrigation season extended

Ministry of Agriculture, April 10, 2019 10:18 AM

From this year on, the government will extend the agricultural irrigation season when farmers can access irrigation water at favourable prices, the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs of the Ministry of Agriculture on Friday in Fábiánsebestyén, Csongrád County.

Madaras Cattle Grazing (Madarasi Marhajárás) declared protected area

Ministry of Agriculture, April 10, 2019 10:15 AM

The almost 44 hectares of indigenous sward called Madaras Cattle Grazing located in Upper Bácska, one of the steppe pastures preserved only at a few points on the Hungarian Great Plain and therefore representing an invaluable asset, has been declared a protected area.

Ham, eggs, chocolate rabbits in the focus – the spring food muster has begun

Ministry of Agriculture, April 10, 2019 10:12 AM

The spring seasonal food chain inspection starts today. The national survey ordered by Minister of State for Food Chain Supervision Róber Zsigó will last until the end of the Easter holidays, i.e. 22 April. As usual, the inspection series will focus on the seasonally most popular products and their manufacturers and distributors. In the category of plant products, experts will inspect in particular primeur vegetables and fruits, especially perishable ones such as strawberry.

Paradigm shift needed in water management

Ministry of Agriculture, April 10, 2019 10:07 AM

The changed climate conditions make in necessary to change the tradition of Hungarian water management that is looking back on a past of almost 200 years and has created enormous value. Instead of water drainage, the goal now is water retention, and in addition to state incentives, science, education and research have a key role in the paradigm shift, Minister of State for Agriculture of the Ministry of Agriculture (AM) Zsolt Feldman said at the 2nd International Conference on Water Science held on World Water Day.

Government to plant 22 million saplings

Ministry of Agriculture, April 10, 2019 10:05 AM

In the present spring period, the government will contribute to the preservation of Hungarian forests by planting 22 million saplings, the Minister of Agriculture announced on Thursday in Kismaros.

Record number of Hungarian exhibitors at the ProWein trade fair

Ministry of Agriculture, April 10, 2019 10:03 AM

“Pálinka” (a certain type of eau-de-vin, brandy) is a Hungaricum, a special product of Hungary, looking back on a long past. It is a priority task to preserve it and to make it more popular, Minister of State for International Relations of the Ministry of Agriculture (AM) Zsolt Belánszky-Demkó stressed at the Hungarian pálinka evening held on the sidelines of ProWein.