The EU reiterates the advance payments of the farm as the drought has captured Europe

  • The EU reiterates the advance payments of the farm as the drought has captured Europe
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    Farmers can receive direct payments and rural development in advance and will be granted more flexible use of land, which are normally not used for production, in order to feed their animals.
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Farmers can receive direct payments and rural development in advance and will be granted more flexible use of land, which are normally not used for production, in order to feed their animals.

Constant and prolonged drought in a number of EU countries has a significant impact on the production of crops and fodder, which can also have an impact on animal welfare.

In addition, the decrease in the level of feeding the animals has a specific effect on the income of farmers engaged in cattle breeding, as this will increase their costs in case of shortage of feed this year.

The Commissioner for agriculture Phil Hogan said that he was very concerned about these long-term climate changes.

“I was in contact with a number of Ministers from affected countries to discuss the situation and to assess their impact.

The Commission, as always, ready to support the farmers affected by the drought, using a range of tools, including higher down payments, deviations from the requirements of greening and public assistance.

“The common agricultural policy already provides security for farmers who have to deal with unpredictable events. I call on all member States to consider all possible actions and measures contained in our legislation.”

Farmers can receive up to 70pc of their direct payment and 85% of payments in rural development already in the mid of October 2018, and not wait until December to improve his cash flow position;

The Commission also confirmed that departures from specific requirements of greening, namely, crop diversification and environmental focus on the rules of land lying fallow, to such lands to be used for feed production. Considered also a further retreat to greening, to allow farmers more flexibility for feed production.

These measures will be particularly useful for livestock farmers.

During a visit of a number of drought-affected households in the South East
today, the President of IFA Joe Healy stated that Minister Michael creed
need to deliver real measures to help farmers on the ground.


However, today’s statement by EU Commissioner Phil Hogan welcome
this benefit was not seen until 16 October,” he said.

“At that time as a retreat for the production of fodder on fallow
the land is also welcome, the main thing is flexibility, in accordance with
agricultural testing scheme Glas, which would be much great help.

“ELISA
estimates of up to 100,000 hectares of additional land can be brought
in the forage production by providing flexible opportunities for intercropping,
fallow lands and pastures under low input voice.

“The government
it is also necessary to explore the options available within the state
rules help support farmers at this critical time,” he
said.

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