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Bulgaria: Ministry of Agriculture publishes subsidies schedule

Staff Writer |
By the end of June, some 800 million lev (about 408.53 million euros) will be paid to farmers under the direct payment schemes and measures corresponding to the 2017 Campaign, as revealed by the schedule of payments published on the website of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food.

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So far, farmers have been paid 785 million lev (about 400.87 million euros) for the 2017 Campaign in the period between October and December. The overall direct payments ceiling for the 2017 Campaign is about 1.6 billion lev (about 817.07 million euros), with most of the funds coming from the European budget.

The published schedule for direct payments, which is similar to last year's, aims to let farmers know in advance when they can expect to receive subsidies this year.

Tied payments for fruit and vegetable producers are planned to be granted in March.

In order to receive those funds, farmers must submit the necessary documents about their production and sales volumes in 2017 by the end of January to the State Agricultural Fund.

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