Czech Farmers to Receive More State Support

24 September 2013, at 7:06am

CZECH REPUBLIC – Farmers are set to receive 850 million crowns (CZK; US$10.96 million) in funding to be invested across all food production and land management sectors.

The notification means that national state support will be CZK45 million (US$865,000) more than last year.

Ministers have announced that the biggest sum of money will go into ‘improving the situation’ in pig and poultry, where they say it is most needed.

Agriculture Minister, Miroslav Toman, said: "A grant of 570 million crowns [US$10.96 million] is being put into pig and poultry subsidy and bee keepers and growers as these are the areas that need it most."