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Strawberry season begins as warm weather boosts crops

Strawberry season has started in southern Finland, as warm weather helps ripen early yield crops in the fields, especially those protected by hedgerows. While tunnel-grown...

Mikko Kiesiläinen column: Agricultural subsidies are too damn high

Generally in economics, the price of factors of production is determined by their productivity. With this logic, it makes sense that more productive workers...

Early Summer Sun Boosts Crops On Finnish Farms

Finland's farmers are making hay while the sun shines. The early start to summer with temperatures as high as +29C in the last few weeks...

You Are What You Eat: New Food Rules for Finland

Do you know where your food comes from? Do you even want to know? New regulations set to come into force mean that restaurants will...

After Harvest Disaster, Government’s Money Not Enough, Say Farmers

Finnish farmers say the money being offered by the government to help cover extra costs associated with bad summer weather and poor harvests is...

Strawberry Robber Strikes Porvoo Farm

A Finnish farmer is scratching his head over a night time theft which netted the robber five kilos strawberries. Peter Boije af Gennäs, who runs...