Agricultural exhibition Agra cancelled due to coronavirus
Since the organisers cannot vouch that the fair will actually take place and do not want to put exhibitors as well as visitors at risk of coronavirus contagion, the fair programme council decided yesterday to cancel the event. The cancellation has come in the wake of the recent government's decision to cap public gatherings at 50 persons.
Nevertheless, traditional Agra gradings continue as usual - half of the seven categories have already been assessed with only grading agricultural mechanisation being up in the air since it normally takes place during the fair.
Today, the organisers presented international gradings of meat and meat products, milk and dairy products, non-alcoholic beverages and bottled water as well as the eight nominations for the Slovenian packaging Oscar, which will be awarded in August.
Some 35 meat processing companies have participated in the contest with 325 various products and a total of 97% of those products received awards.
Meanwhile, 20 companies took part in the grading of milk and dairy products, displaying 193 items. A total of 57 gold medals have been bestowed on them and 13 milk champions declared.
Almost 30 non-alcoholic beverages, juices and bottled water providers meanwhile saw as many as five champions.
The fair was supposed to take place between 22 and 27 August.