Ministry of Agriculture

István Nagy, Dr.

Minister of Agriculture

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Expanding Central and Eastern European cooperation in the defence of EU agricultural funding

Ministry of Agriculture, June 13, 2018 10:55 AM

“The countries of the Visegrád Group (V4) and the Baltic States all agree that the proposed reduction in EU funding available to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in the post-2020 period is unacceptable”, Minister of Agriculture István Nagy said in Bábolna at the final meeting of agriculture ministers during the Hungarian Presidency of the V4.

Agricultural grants benefit not only farmers, but everyone who buys foodstuffs as well

Ministry of Agriculture, April 6, 2018 8:42 AM

The livelihoods of at least one million agricultural producers, employees and their relatives depend on agricultural grants partly or in their entirety, and therefore it is crucial that their current level is maintained also beyond 2020 and farmers receive them in full, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas said on the morning programmes of the public service television and Kossuth Radio.

The Land Act ensures that land belongs to those who farm it

Ministry of Agriculture, March 9, 2018 4:36 PM

The Land Act ensures that land belongs to those who farm it and the sale of 200 thousand hectares of state land in recent years served the interests of those who farm the land, according to the Minister of Agriculture.

Negotiations on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy are gaining momentum in Brussels – agricultural funding could become simpler

Ministry of Agriculture, January 30, 2018 11:32 AM

“Hungary is calling for the adoption a farmer-friendly and much simpler Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) at EU-level negotiations. This is in harmony with the joint statement by the agriculture ministers of the Visegrád Group (V4) and Croatia adopted in Budapest on 25 January”, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas emphasised following Monday’s session of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council in Brussels.

The reduction of VAT on the most important foodstuff is continuing

Ministry of Agriculture, January 23, 2018 3:36 PM

The government's goal is to tax the most important foodstuffs with the lowest possible levels of VAT, and accordingly will continue to reduce the VAT on key foods in 2018. The VAT on fish and pork offal and by-products for human consumption will be reduced from 27 percent to 5 percent beginning in January.

Hungary has one of Europe’s fastest growing agriculture sectors

Ministry of Agriculture, January 23, 2018 3:32 PM

‘Hungarian agriculture is one of the fastest growing agrarian sectors in Europe, and in the last 8 years it has grown by over fifty percent and created more than 70,000 jobs”, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas said at the launch of a publication by the Alliance for Hungarian Agriculture.

Hungarian agriculture sector reaches doorway to new era

Ministry of Agriculture, January 23, 2018 3:32 PM

The future of Hungarian agriculture and the livelihood of farmers depends to a great extent on to what extent we are able transpose and learn the most advanced information technology results and various solutions that assure efficient, modern and more economical production”, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas said on Hungarian M1 television’s and Kossuth Radio’s morning programs.

New opportunities to preserve soil moisture

Ministry of Agriculture, January 23, 2018 3:33 PM

“There are several processes and preparations available to preserve soil moisture so farmers can cultivate crops in areas where there is no possibility of irrigation”, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas said at the "Can drought damage be reduced?" agriculture conference on Tuesday.

Plant protection is the starting point for safe agricultural production

Ministry of Agriculture, January 23, 2018 3:33 PM

“Plant protection is a key area of agriculture” - said Parliamentary State Secretary István Nagy said at a session of the Plant Protection Committee at the Ministry of Agriculture.