Farmer's Voice

The livelihood of 200,000 Tobacco Growers at risk

Tobacco growers are preparing for protests if growing oriental tobacco is prohibited. This would leave 200,000 people without a living. Minister of Agriculture Vasil Grudev is calling an urgent meeting to discuss the size of state subsidies.

A fairer method of distributing subsidies must be found. A number of companies imitating activity must be excluded from the list. They receive money to the damage of small and medium growers who are left outside state payments. This year, all BGN 107 M for the sector have been paid.

The minister plans to establish a fairer way of distribution and application of the scheme together with the tobacco growers' organizations.

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(Nova News TV)