Agricultural Minister Approved Rates for Specific Support

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Posted on: 19 Dec 2012

In a specific support category, Czech farmers will receive total of 1.92 billion CZK (US $ 98.64 million) in direct payments.

THIS REPORT CONTAINS ASSESSMENTS OF COMMODITY AND TRADE ISSUES MADE BY USDA STAFF AND NOT NECESSARILY STATEMENTS OF OFFICIAL U.S. GOVERNMENT POLICY Voluntary Public - Date: 11/30/2012 GAIN Report Number: EZ1208 Czech Republic Post: Prague Czech Agricultural Minister Approved Rates for Specific Support Report Categories: Agriculture in the Economy Sugar Tomatoes and Products Potatoes and Potato Products Livestock and Products Approved By: Michael Henney, Agricultural Attaché Prepared By: Jana Mikulasova, Agricultural Specialist Report Highlights: In a specific support category, Czech farmers will receive total of 1.92 billion CZK (US $ 98.64 million) in direct payments. General Information: Czech Minister of Agriculture, Petr Bendl, approved national rates of separate payments for sugar (SSP), tomatoes (STP) and the article 68 payments for 2012. Farmers will receive total of 1.92 billion CZK (US $ 98.64 million) in direct payments through the State Agricultural Intervention Fund. Payment Rate CZK Rate USD Separate Sugar Payment 349.00 CZK/MT $18/MT Separate Tomato Payment 872.44 CZK/MT $45/MT Potatoes for Starch Production Payment 13,433.10 CZK/Ha $693/Ha Hops Payment 4,861.80 CZK/Ha $251/Ha Meat Calf Payment 8,148.50 CZK/Livestock Unit $420/ Livestock Unit Ewe or Goat pastured on a grass land Payment 1,886.80 CZK/Livestock Unit $97/ Livestock Unit Cows with a Market Milk Production Payment 1,399.20 CZK/Livestock Unit $72/ Livestock Unit Cows without Market Milk Production Payment 699.60 CZK/Livestock Unit $36/ Livestock Unit Definitions of the particular payments can be found in the European Council Regulation (EC) No 73/2009 of 19 January 2009 establishing common rules for direct support schemes for farmers under the common agricultural policy and establishing certain support schemes for farmers, amending Regulations (EC) No 1290/2005, (EC) No 247/2006, (EC) No 378/2007 and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003.
Posted: 19 December 2012

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