The field parks the 'tractorada' but demands the entry of all agricultural aid - La Provincia
The agricultural sector of the Archipelago parks thetractorada, but requires the entry of allagricultural aidentered in the budgets of 2018. The irrigators give the deadline to the State until April 28, the day on which thegeneral elections, to transfer to the Autonomous Community 39 million, of which eight correspond to the aid to irrigation water; fifteen million alPosei; ten million transport subsidies and another six to compensate for agricultural insurance.
The Association of Farmers and Cattlemen of the Canary Islands (Asaga), the Coordinator of Organizations of Farmers and Cattlemen of the Canary Islands (COAG), the Community of Irrigators of the Northeast of Gran Canaria and Initiative for Water have wanted to postpone the manifestation called for this Friday as gesture of goodwill after theMinister councilapproved on March 29 the Royal Decree that regulates the direct granting of subsidies to make it cheaper for farmers the extra cost of desalination and the extraction of water from wells and galleries for agricultural irrigation in the archipelago.
The norm, published a day later in the Official State Gazette (BOE), rectified the "anomalies" that thedraftof the text. Now it is clear who can avail themselves of the aid and that the State anticipates the income of the money, something that before would have to do it.Government of the Canary Islands. A circumstance that, according to the farmers, had delayed its processing.