In March 2021, Iceland’s Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture announced his intention to allocate ISK 970 million ($7.5 million) in financial support for Icelandic sheep and cattle farmers.
COVID-19 had an unexpected effect on the Spanish food distribution sector. Spanish consumers spent $3.7 billion more at supermarkets compared to 2019.
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Poland: COVID-19 Outbreak on Polish Mink Farm

On January 30, 2021, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) announced an outbreak of COVID-19 on a fur farm with 5,800 mink in the Pomerania province’s Kartuzy county.
The first full year of the newly negotiated U.S. specific High Quality Beef (HQB) quota with the European Union ended with U.S. beef exports reaching 12,806 MT.
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Lithuania: COVID-19 Outbreak on Lithuanian Mink Farm

On November 26, 2020, the Lithuanian State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS) announced an outbreak of COVID-19 among mink on a farm in Central Lithuania’s Jonava District.
On October 19, the Belgian hospitality sector closed again amidst a second COVID-19 wave that surpassed the first wave in the Spring of 2020.
In the summer of 2020, the first mink farms in North Jutland were infected with coronavirus (COVID19).
Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections are spreading rapidly among Danish mink farms. As of November 1, 2020, the Danish Veterinary Service reported 191 cases of the virus on Danish mink farms.
Denmark is the world’s largest producer of mink skins. The country began instituting a series of protective measures in the summer of 2020 to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)...
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Romania: Romania Approves COVID Subsidies for Farmers

The Government of Romania (GOR) recently approved direct payments for farmers to compensate for COVID-19 losses, particularly in the livestock and horticultural sectors.
The government has elected to put an end to Dutch mink farming three years ahead of schedule due to the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreaks on the country's mink farms.
The number of Dutch mink farms which have been infected by the coronavirus rose to 27 as of July 31, 2020.