Bulgarian grain-growers will receive part of their 2014 subsidies as early as this autumn. That emerged after a meeting of the branch association with prime minister Plamen Oresharski and agriculture minister Dimitar Grekov.
Farmers demanded early payment as compensation for falling grain prices on the world markets. The funds, however, have not been budgeted and the government may have to issue debt. Earlier this year the previous government was forced to float an 800 million leva bond to avoid mass protests by grain-growers.
Bulgarian agriculture stands to receive 560 million euro in European subsidies for 2013. Most of the amount goes to grain-growers.Read more in Bulgarian here.