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Over 22 million euros to compensate Czech growers hit by drought

Staff writer ▼ | April 8, 2016
The Czech government will cover part of the losses suffered by agricultural producers as a result of last year's drought.
Czech farmer
Czech Republic   The government will use 300 million crowns from the budget reserve
A total of 600 million crowns (about 22 million euros) will be allocated to this end. The money shall be given to growers who saw their production fall by at least 30 percent compared to the average of the preceding three years.

"It's intended for producers devoted to so-called sensitive commodities, especially fruits, vegetables, potatoes, hops or sugar beet. The growers will have to provide evidence about the extent of the loss and then will be reimbursed part of the costs," stated Agriculture Minister Marian Jurecka, of the KDU-CSL.

The government will use 300 million crowns from the budget reserve and the rest will come from the department's own budget.


 

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