RIGA - The budget proposal Latvian farmers have received from the Agriculture Ministry suggests that the European Union's (EU) direct payments to farmers in the next programming period will be cut by 20 percent from the current amount, Juris Lazdins, chairman of the farmers' association Zemnieku Saeima (Farmers' Assembly), said in an interview with Latvian Television on Friday.
In his words, the EU's next programming period is going to be tough for Latvia's farmers.
Lazdins said that, according to the EU's draft Commo...
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