The Government, through the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Spanish Agrarian Guarantee Fund (FEGA), has published two new complementary lists for granting aid for the increase in the cost of fertilizers, which will benefit 266 farmers in Extremadura for a value of 270,070 euros. In total, Extremadura has received 17,579,115 euros to date for 16,494 owners of agricultural holdings.
This new grant of aid for the autonomous communities amounts to 2.5 million euros and will benefit 2,188 owners of agricultural holdings. With these two new resolutions, the four payments made by the Ministry of Agriculture in this line of aid since April now total 291.5 million euros, distributed among a total of 241,548 farmers.
According to a press release, this support was approved by the Council of Ministers through Royal Decree-Law 20/2022, of December 27, within the third package of response measures to the economic and social consequences of the war in Ukraine. The first list of beneficiaries was published last February, and the first payment was made in April, for an amount of 280.8 million euros.
After this, new payments were made in the months of June and July in the amount of 5.1 and 3.1 million, respectively, to beneficiaries entitled to the aid who saw their claims successful or corrected administrative circumstances necessary to receive them.
The first of the complementary resolutions published this Tuesday corresponds to the list of owners of agricultural holdings that appeared in the concession resolution of the month of July, but who were not up to date with their tax and social security obligations at that time. and those who were given one month to update themselves. The list includes 17 holders who are granted aid for an amount of 29,575 euros. The list also includes the holders who, after the established period, are still not up to date with their tax obligations, which is why they are denied aid.
The second of the complementary resolutions corresponds to those owners of agricultural holdings notified ex officio by the autonomous communities that appeared in the provisional resolution published by the FEGA on July 17 and who either have not presented allegations or have not exercised the powers of rejection or have only requested the change of the associated checking account, and meet the established requirements. In addition, it has been verified that they are up to date with their tax and Social Security obligations. This is a total of 2,171 farmers who will receive a total of 2,479,902 euros.
This resolution also includes those holders who have been denied aid for not complying with the established requirements because they are not up to date with their tax and social security obligations. For these holders, the FEGA will carry out a new crossing within a maximum period of one month so that they can catch up on said obligations. In the case of holders who do not correct the defects indicated within the indicated period, a resolution denying the subsidy will be issued.
The producers affected by these two complementary resolutions published this Tuesday may present, if they so consider, an appeal to the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, within a period of one month from the day following their publication.
It is estimated that the amounts will be deposited into the farmers’ bank accounts at the end of this month of October.
The list of the owners of agricultural holdings to whom the aid is granted, together with the number of hectares of rainfed and irrigated land computed and the amount of aid to be received, can be consulted on the notice board of the electronic headquarters of the Spanish Agrarian Guarantee Fund (fega.gob.es).