By the end of the year, Cabinet of Ministers will pay farmers nearly $42 million of subsidies that were previously blocked by the court due to the lawsuit of the All-Ukrainian Agrarian Council against the government. Minister of Economic Development, Trade, and Agriculture Tymofiy Milovanov announced this on his Facebook page.
According to the ministry, almost $42 million will be used to finance state support programs for agriculture until the end of 2019.
According to the report, on December 28, in accordance with the cassation lawsuit of the Ministry of Justice, the court unblocked the opportunity to make payments under two state programs: “State support for livestock, storage and processing of agricultural products, aquaculture (fish farming)” ($35 million) and "Financial support for the development of farms" ($8 million).
"We confirmed our position on the priority of agriculture, and joint efforts of the government defended payments for support programs," Milovanov commented.
Thus, in 2019, farmers will receive almost $186 million of state support.
As we reported, the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Agrarian and Land Policy completed the consideration of all amendments to the draft law on the land market and recommended that MPs adopt it in the second reading.