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Hungrana Receives Prestigious Award

Mar 3, 2023

One of the largest corn processing companies in Hungary, Hungrana Ltd., has won two awards at the SAP Quality Awards for the countries of the Central and Eastern European region, the company has announced. In the competition for digitalization business development, where projects were submitted by 16 countries, Hungrana was awarded the Grand Winner and […]

FruitVeB: Abundant Rainfall Good for Apple Orchards

Jan 24, 2023

Although it is impossible to estimate this year's crop prospects, the abundant autumn-winter rainfall has certainly been good for apple orchards, the Hungarian Interbranch Fruit and Vegetable Organization and Product Council FruitVeB told MTI on Tuesday. Although neither the mild winter nor the unpredictable spring favors apple production, the rain-saturated soil helps fruit trees to […]

Agriculture: Innovation and Digital Development

Jan 3, 2023

The agricultural sector is receptive to innovation and digital development, but farmers tend to be cautious in their use of these technologies, according to K&H Bank's innovation-based agricultural research told. In the research the results of which were sent to the state news agency MTI on Tuesday, the decision-makers responsible for innovation issues of 360 […]

Less Corn Could Arrive in Hungary in 2023

Dec 31, 2022

As Ukraine expects to have a smaller harvest next year than this year, Hungary will probably be able to import less from its northeastern neighbor. Ukraine's corn harvest could fall by almost half, from 41.9 million tons in 2021 to 22-23 million tons in 2022. The Russian invasion prevented the harvesting of grain in some […]

Increasing Garlic Production in Hungary

Nov 24, 2022

Last year, 5,611 tons of garlic were harvested from 829 hectares in Hungary, 8% more than the previous year, according to a summary by the Hungarian Agricultural Economics Institute (AKI). This year, the head size of garlic has become smaller due to drought, but the quality of the harvest is good. According to Central Statistical […]

Agricultural Producer Price Inflation Up Significantly

Nov 12, 2022

Agricultural producer prices were on average 61.0% higher in September than a year earlier, with the rate of increase jumping by 8.1 percentage points after 2.2 percentage points in August, according to the latest data released by the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (KSH) . The purchase price of live animals was 69.2% higher than in […]

Drought Caused Significant Damage to the Fruit Sector

Oct 13, 2022

This year, it was not late frosts but drought that caused significant damage to the Hungarian fruit sector. And the longer-term effects of the drought could further accelerate the decline of Hungary's fruit-growing areas, told the state news agency MTI on Thursday. Based on data from FruitVeb, the Hungarian Fruit and Vegetable Interprofessional Organization […]

Hungarian Feed Production Close to 4 Mn Tons in 2021

Sep 28, 2022

Mixing plants operating in Hungary produced 3.956 million tons of livestock feed mix in 2021, 3.4% more than in 2020, according to a summary published on the website of the Hungarian Institute of Agricultural Economics (AKI).  The majority of all feed, almost two million tons, was poultry feed, with only turkey feed down on 2020. […]

Farewell to Makó Onions

Sep 6, 2022

After decades of decline, Hungarian onion production has virtually ceased this year. The popular news site quotes János Fekete, president of the National Onion Product Council, as saying in a newspaper interview that while twenty years ago, onion cultivation in the country's most famous onion growing area (the Makó region, SE Hungary), was practiced […]

Hop Harvest in Kastélyosdombó

Aug 7, 2022

This year, for the first time, the Hungarian beer made with hops from Kastélyosdombó, southern Hungary, was available for tasting on site as the Hungarian Interchurch Aid has organized a charity family picnic in the Erdődy Castle Park under the title "Hop Harvest in Kastélyosdombó." László Lehel, President and Director of the Hungarian Interchurch Aid […]

AGROmashEXPO 2022 in Budapest

Jan 26, 2022

For four days (January 26-29), nearly 200 exhibitors await visitors in four pavilions at AGROmashEXPO, Hungary's most important agro-industrial meeting point. Agricultural machinery, services, input materials, award-winning products, technical innovations and high-quality professional program are presented in one place, in the renewed HUNGEXPO Budapest Congress and Exhibition Center. Hungarian agriculture is entering a new era […]

Fertőd Carrot Granted Protected Geographical Indication

Nov 3, 2021

The protected geographical indication ‘Fertőd vidéki sárgarépa’ is a carrot produced by growing the species Daucus carota L. The varieties used are Fertődi vörös, as well as the Nantes-type Napa and Napoli carrot, the European Commission has announced. The European Commission describes the vegetable as follows: When placed on the market, ‘Fertőd vidéki sárgarépa’ is cylindrical/conical in […]

Tungsram Opens Vertical Farm

May 7, 2021

An R&D purpose vertical farm unique in Central Europe was presented in the Újpest headquarters of Tungsram. The installation, which is based on technology evoking sci-fi movies, is one of the key factors for the food security of the future. The farm was established with the funding of the Hungarian Ministry for Innovation and Technology […]

Spring Honey Production in Danger

Apr 20, 2021

Due to the unusually cold weather, the bees have hardly flown out of the hives so far, and 50-60% of the acacia trees have frozen over, so there will be hardly any honey this spring, the president of the Hungarian National Beekeepers' Association Péter Bross told InfoRadio. It has been an extremely unfavorable spring for […]

EU Geographical Indication Granted for Hungarian Fruit

Apr 19, 2021

The European Parliament and of the Council on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs accepted the application for registration of ‘Budaörsi őszibarack’, a peach from Budaörs, a town just southwest of Budapest. According to the registry, the name ‘Budaörsi őszibarack’ may be used for peaches for fresh consumption of the local varieties Schafnose and […]

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