Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

AGRICULTURE BRIEFS

Grain harvest expected to yield around 3.5 million tons

This year's grain crop is estimated to reach 3.5 - 3.9 million tons, reported the Ministry of Agriculture on July 7. Based on the outcome of the actual harvest, the Ministry will decide whether part of the production will be exported. Producers of barley are already planning to export part of their harvest. So far, the Ministry suggested a price of 3,500 Sk/ton for intervention purchases of grain, but the Agricultural Association has asked for a higher price. A final price is expected to be set soon, after a meeting between the Association and Peter Baco, the Minister of Agriculture.

Top stories

Coalition only agrees on how to talk. But what will they talk about?

Budget talks to decide on concrete policies. Danko wants airplanes, Fico wants better pay for nights and weekends.

Danko, Fico, Bugar.

Cloud computing becomes a standard

External servers are now much more secure than local business ones, according to experts.

Slovak firms have their eyes on the cloud.

Slovaks drink less and less

Behind the decline in alcohol consumption is, for example, the abandoning of the habit of drinking at work – typical especially during communism, according to an expert.

Kiska: Even Europe has its aggressive neighbour

President Andrej Kiska addressed UN commenting poverty, instability and climate change.

President Andrej Kiska