From April 1 to May 15, milk producers and traders must submit their annual declarations on direct sales and purchases made in quota year 2013/2014. After May 15, State Fund Agriculture (SFA) will impose a sanction for each day of delay.
Beekeepers approved for support in 2014 under the new National Beekeeping Programme (NBP) 2014-2016 are signing contracts this week. The aid they will receive is under Measures B Controlling varroatosis, C Analyzing the physical and chemical properties of honey and Activity 3 Buying queen bees of Measure D Renewing Community bee hives.
Direct payment candidates can apply for subsidies by May 15 without paying sanctions and by June 9 with a 1% sanction on their subsidy for each day of delay.
State Fund Agriculture will allocate €400 000 to compensate farmers for orchard plant protection. The aid is part of the National Programme for Orchard Pest Control in Winter and will be given in two parts – in spring before trees bud and in autumn during leaf fall.
Educational institutions receiving Rural Development Programme (RDP) support are currently looking for candidates for their free courses. They are open to all adults working in the agriculture and forestry sector.
Starting March 10, beekeepers and beekeeper associations can apply for funding to promote bee products.