The SFA has prepared an indicative schedule for the forthcoming authorizations for the schemes and measures under the 2020 Direct Payments Campaign, as well as for the state aid. By the end of the year, an amount of BGN 1.7 billion will be paid to farmers.
In connection with the new policy of the State Fund Agriculture and the commitments of the management to provide accuracy, clarity and compliance with the relevant payment schedules, the fund informs farmers when to expect income under the relevant schemes and measures in the next 5 months. The schedule is published on the page of the State Fund "Agriculture".
The first de minimis payment for farmers raising heifers, buffaloes, ewes and goats will start on August 28, 2020. The de minimis payment for beekeepers will start on the same date.
From September 8, 2020, de minimis payments will start for fruit and vegetables, vines and oil roses, as well as for sunken areas (fruits and vegetables) below 100%.
The payment of the single aid under the COVID 1 brand will be in the period September 28 - October 2, 2020.
State aid to compensate for losses due to adverse events will be granted from 10 October 2020.
On October 19, 2020, the first tranche of the transitional national aid scheme for non-productive bovine and buffalo will be disbursed, and on October 26, the funds under the transitional national aid scheme for ewes and goats will be transferred - production-linked mothers
Payments under measure COVID 2 will be in the period November 10 - November 20, 2020.
From November 20 to 30, 2020, the Agriculture Fund will transfer the funds for reduced excise duty on gas oil.
Payments under coupled support schemes in the Livestock breeding sector will begin in early December.
The most anticipated payments, those under the Single Area Payment Scheme (SAPS), will be ordered on 16 December 2020.
The subsidies under measure 13 "Payments for areas with natural or other specific constraints" (HP1 / HP2 / HP3) will be in the period 10-20 December 2020.