Drought hit farmers to receive aid

Parts of Spain have been experiencing a drought.

State aid packages are to be handed out to farmers in the Murcia Region. Livestock and non-irrigation crop farmers affected by the lack lack of rain over the winter months are to receive packages to help their businesses continue.

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Murcia’s Regional Minister for Agriculture, Antonio Cerda, says the damage suffered by farmers as a consequence of the drought already amounts to €69 million.

The measures approved included emergency irrigation, guarantees for bank loans of up to €40,000, tax rebates and subsidies.


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