State Fund Agriculture’s regional structures are accepting applications for cofinancing premiums for insuring agricultural production. The budget for 2013 is 248 000 euro. It will cover part of the expenses for insuring crops against hail, torrential rain, flood, storm and frost.
State Fund Agriculture (SFA) transferred additional subsidies to the bank accounts of 78 177 farmers at the end of April. The payments reflect the updated information on eligible lands, as well as resolved farmer complaints and cases of overlapping land declared for support. The exact amount of financial aid is €31,7 million.
The European Commission adopted its School Fruit Scheme implementation strategy for 2013/2014. Bulgaria will receive an extra 1 396 636 BGN, which makes EU funding reach 4 189 910 BGN. This is 50% more than the initially allocated budget. With the national co-financing, the budget will total 5 586 547 BGN.
State Fund Agriculture (SFA) paid out approximately 72 million BGN in Complementary National Direct Payments for Tobacco. More than 40 000 tobacco producers received the money. The aid is paid out per kilogram of tobacco grown and sold in the years 2007-2009.
State Fund Agriculture approved 23 projects under measures 223: First afforestation of agricultural lands and 226: Restoring forestry potential and introducing prevention actions from the Rural Development Programme. The overall funding amounts to 5 549 368 BGN.
From March 5 to 29, the regional structures of State Fund Agriculture will accept applications for compensation from farmers whose rapeseed crops were completely destroyed by frost in 2012. The state aid will be a percentage of the farmers’ expenses for growing rapeseed.