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A parliamentary draft amendment to the Act on Farmers’ Social Insurance has been submitted to the Sejm. As advocated by the Parliamentary Club of the Civic Coalition (KO), its aim is to equalize the rights of the so-called dual-professional farmers regardless of their age.
Halina Szymańska, President of the Agency for Restructuring and Modernization of Agriculture (ARiMR), informed about the possibility of applying for financial assistance in the form of preferential loans, specifically for loans to maintain financial liquidity (UP facility).
How did farmers insure themselves in 2022? The latest data shows that they are slowly starting to acknowledge the benefits of this form of protecting their work.
The Agency for Restructuring and Modernisation of Agriculture (ARMA) informed about the possibility of applying for this year’s financial assistance in the form of preferential loans. What exactly are farmers offered? What loans did they take out in 2022?
At last, there are some good and sure news for farmers! The European Commission has approved the Polish scheme worth 836 million euros (3.9 billion zlotys) designed to support the agricultural sector in the context of the Russian invasion on Ukraine. We finally have formal approval of subsidies for fertilisers!
This is the information we got “from the field”. Every farmer has probably already heard that VAT on fertilisers is being abolished for six months. Over time, it also turned out that the zero VAT rate would apply to crop protection agents and cereals, among other things. Now we have found out it will also apply to seed grain. However, even though the zero VAT rate comes into force tomorrow, i.e. 1 February, very little about the new regulations is known to the industry itself.
Receipt of applications for the 1st stage of the AgroEnergia 2021 programme will begin on 1 October 2021. Farmers who will receive the subsidy will be able to use it to install a photovoltaic or wind system, including energy storage, as well as a heat pump. What conditions have to be met?
Contrary to previous announcements, subsidies under the “Mój Prąd 3.0” programme will not include energy storage facilities or EV charging stations. Subsidies will only include photovoltaics. The sum of the subsidy will also be lower by 2 000 PLN than previously announced. The change in perspective of the new subsidy is commented by Mr Michał Kitkowski, president of SunSol.
From June 21, 2021 to August 19, 2021, it will be possible to submit applications for support under the “Modernization of Farms" operation in several areas. Which ones?
The needs in the agriculture and processing sector in Poland have become the subject of fi-compass research. As representatives of the European Commission say, Polish agricultural sector needs as much as EUR 6 billion, and the financial gap in agriculture accounts for half of the country’s deficiencies. The greatest difficulties to obtain funding are encountered by young farmers and new entities. Financial instruments can help with these problems.
From March 29 to May 12 of the current year it will be possible to apply with ARMA for aid under the COOPERATION measure under RDP 2014-2020 for operations consisting in the creation of short supply chains on a flat-rate basis.
From March 11, 2021 till December 31, 2021, it will be possible to submit applications for aid for operations of the “Investments restoring the potential of agricultural production” type – informed the President of ARMA. The maximum amount of support is PLN 300,000.
Application collection procedure for irrigation and construction of manure plates to commence soon. Soon, ARMA will launch the application collection procedure for financial aid for investments aimed at protecting waters against pollution with nitrates from agricultural sources as well as farm irrigation systems. The application collection procedure for investments on farms located in Natura 2000 areas is also planned.
The application collection procedure that many have been waiting for! It is known that applications for the development of agricultural services can be submitted from 30th November 30 till 13th January 2021! The President of ARMA announced today that from 30th November the current year till 13th January 2021, it will be possible to submit applications for financial aid for operations of the “Entrepreneurship development ‒ development of agricultural services” type under the “Support for investments in the creation and development of non-agricultural activity” sub-measure covered by RDP 2014-2020.
Summer and autumn are the seasons of the most intense work on farms, and consequently the seasons of greater accident hazard. According to the data from the Farmer's Social Security Fund, last year nearly 13 000 such incidents were reported, most of which pertained to falls: from height, in the yard, in the fields, and in traffic routes (nearly 48.3%), accidents involving animals (12%), and accidents involving machines (11.9%). Many of such incidents, not included in the statistics unfortunately, are incidents involving children who help their parents and grandparents during this time, come to visit the family in the country, or take part in agrotourism. Implementation of appropriate preventive measures may materially reduce the risk of unforeseeable situations, both among children and adults.
The Ministry of Agriculture has said that it has the money required to provide financial aid after last year’s drought and to launch the new action provided for under the Rural Development Plan that has been established after the outbreak.
In 2019 you had to pay 47.2K PLN for a hectare of land in trade relations with natural persons. This is approx. 16K more than was paid for land from the Agricultural Property Stock of the State Treasury.
According to the report of the European Fund for the Development of Polish Rural Areas (EFRWP), putting a stop to the devastation of existing water infrastructure, new investments in melioration systems and small retention structures, and devising better conditions to keep them in good shape are some of the tools that will help the Polish agricultural sector adapt to climate change.
The European Commission has put forward a proposal for a recovery fund to rebuild the agricultural sector following the coronavirus crisis and new data concerning the next 2021-2027 multiannual financial framework.
From Thursday, May 7th, until the end of August the Agency for Restructuring and Modernisation of Agriculture (ARiMR) will be collecting applications for aid within the framework of the “Investments Reconstructing the Agricultural Production Potential” action as a part of the Rural Development Programme (PROW).
The Federation of Agricultural Producers’ Unions has summarised problems and prepared demands with regard to aid required by individual sectors in the aftermath of coronavirus pandemic.
Owners of an agricultural real property cannot sell it if it was acquired after 29 April 2016. Instead, they are obliged to pursue farming operations using the acquired real property for a period of at least five years from the date of the acquisition. Naturally, legal regulations provide for some exceptions from this rule.
The process of accepting applications for excise tax refund has been launched. It will last until 3rd march. The return amounts to PLN 1 per litre; limits of 100 litres per hectare and 30 litres per LU remain in force.
As from 1st November 2019 legal regulations on the split payment method, i.e. a divided VAT payment model, came into force. Find out who must apply it and which groups of goods and services are obligatorily covered by it in agriculture.
Along with introducing the VAT split payment model, as from November 2019 the legislator extended the list of payments which may be made from the VAT technical account without the necessity to submit a release application.
As from 1st November 2019 legal regulations on the split payment method, i.e. a divided VAT payment model, came into force. Find out who must apply it and which groups of goods and services are obligatorily covered by it in agriculture.
In Western Europe the price of land went up in this period by nearly 6 percent, whereas Romanian agricultural land recorded a 40-percent price increase. Regions with the highest price surges are Eastern Europe and South America. The largest increase was recorded in the 5-year period between 2002 and 2007, when land prices gained 28 percent annually. In the next 5 years the increase waned to nearly 11 per annum.