Sofia, Bulgaria: The Agriculture Minister of Bulgaria, Ivan Ivanov, while speaking with the local media, cited that there is no danger of grain crisis in the Balkan state.
The Agriculture Minister stated, “The harvest of the ongoing year has been expected to be very good”.
“Our grain producers would continue to export. The price is rising because of the lack of these serious imports from Russia & Ukraine. We would continue to support our European partners. Under the temporary framework that the EC has developed to assist the producers, we have provided funds for them. In the forthcoming days, we would make an announcement regarding the funds after the Budget is presented”.
He then notified that because of the national-European funding for emergency assistance, the Bulgarian administration would be capable of forging nearly 300 million leva additional resources, apart from the 143 million.
Following the above statement, the Agriculture Minister then added that the Budget for this year will also include a ‘record high’ sum for hail control and called on farmers to present applications of their farms in case if their farms have been damaged by hail.
The Agriculture Minister also held a meeting with the oil-bearing rose growers in Kazanlak on Sunday, June 5, 2022. Labour and Social Policy Minister Georgi Gyokov and BSP MPs Momchil Nenov and Ivan Chenchev were also among the dignitaries who attended the meeting.
The representative of the oil-bearing rose growers – Venelin Velikov, put light on the issues faced by the industry.
Minister Ivanov then highlighted and assured the assistance as well as support for rose growers in order so that they can develop as well as strengthen economic sustainability. The remark was made by the agriculture minister as he attended the 119th Rose Festival in Kazanlak.
As per the reports, the prices of maize, bread wheat, and common wheat are already between 56% and 71% higher than normal in Bulgaria.