China News Service, Beijing, March 11 (Reporter Zhao Jianhua) The Ministry of Finance of China announced on the 11th that the central government recently issued a fund of 20 billion yuan (RMB, the same below) to issue a one-time subsidy to farmers who actually grow grain to ease the rise in agricultural prices. The impact of increasing the expenditure on grain planting, stabilizing farmers' income, and mobilizing farmers' enthusiasm for grain planting.

  According to the Ministry of Finance, this subsidy distribution will continue the implementation of relevant policies in 2021.

The subsidy targets are farmers who actually grow grain, including farmers who use their own contracted land to grow grain, as well as new agricultural business entities such as large households, family farms, farmers' cooperatives, and agricultural enterprises that transfer land to grow grain.

All localities should disclose subsidy information in accordance with laws and regulations, and distribute subsidy funds to actual grain farmers in a timely manner.

  According to the news released by the Ministry of Finance, the central government has recently allocated 1.6 billion yuan of funds for agricultural production and water conservancy disaster relief to support relevant provinces (autonomous regions) to do a good job in promoting wheat production, preventing disasters and increasing production, and preventing and controlling major crop diseases and insect pests.

Among them, 773 million yuan of subsidy funds were arranged for 5 provinces including Hebei, Shanxi, Shandong and other provinces to promote winter wheat production from weak to strong, and 11 major wheat-producing provinces (regions) including Jiangsu, Anhui, and Henan were arranged to prevent extreme weather and promote stable wheat production. Funds of 427 million yuan; 400 million yuan of subsidy funds for the prevention and control of major crop diseases and insect pests in 15 provinces (autonomous regions) such as Hebei, Shanxi, and Jiangsu are arranged to provide strong support for promoting the stable and increased production of summer grains, and to ensure the bottom line of national food security.

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