In the Kurgan region, farmers are asked to review some criteria for the provision of unrelated support, so as not to remain on the eve of sowing without subsidies.
This year, 283 million rubles were allocated to provide unrelated support to farmers in the Kurgan region (of which 263,2 million from the federal budget). However, not everyone can receive subsidies because the rules are amended for which many farmers were not ready. So, assistance is provided provided that seeds of agricultural crops are used whose varieties or hybrids are included in the State register of selection achievements in a specific region, and the varietal and sowing qualities of such seeds must comply with GOST.
“The entire Petukhovsky district may be left without subsidies,” said Vladimir Aleinikov, head of the Kurgan Association of Peasants and Farms (AKKOR). - One of the local farmers last year received 31 centners per hectare, was awarded the Maltsev Prize, and this year does not qualify for subsidies, because he does not have zoned seeds.
Farmers believe that they themselves have the right to choose seed, provided that it is of Russian selection and suitable for cultivating a specific territory.
The regional department of the agro-industrial complex explained that the draft new rules, promulgated by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation in October last year, did not include the condition for the use of zoned seeds. Innovations appeared on December 20 when the document was adopted, so for many they came as a surprise. At the same time, the ministry claims: the last three years have constantly reminded the peasants that they need to sow varietal seeds, zoned and included in the State Register. But, apparently, not everyone took these recommendations seriously. Nevertheless, the department agrees that it would be nice to introduce a moratorium for a year so that the grain growers have time to prepare. According to the director of the department of the agro-industrial complex, Sergey Pugin, since January he has been discussing with the federal agency the possibility of a smooth transition to the new rules. However, the likelihood of such an outcome is low.
Last year, about 640 agricultural producers in the Trans-Urals received subsidies for the provision of unrelated support, now 440 people have applied. Which of them will receive funding will become known at the end of March.
Preparations for the spring harvest in the Trans-Urals are in full swing. Farmers will have to sow 1 million 342 thousand hectares (4000 more than last year's area). 94% of seeds have been tested, 52% of them are conditional. Work is underway to change and renew varieties, it is planned that at least 8,5% of the seeds will be elite (this year the region has acquired more than two thousand tons of them). The equipment is more than 80% ready, but less than half of diesel fuel has been stocked up so far - 47%. There are also problems with obtaining concessional short-term loans. As of March 14, applications were approved only by 45 agricultural producers for 909,5 million rubles. 799,5 million of this amount will be spent on seasonal agricultural work. Meanwhile, there are 250 peasant farms in the Kurgan region alone in AKKOR.
A source: https://rg.ru