Danish farmers to get millions in EU drought aid

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Danish farmers to get millions in EU drought aid
Danish farmers will receive drought aid from the EU. File photo: Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix

Almost 50 million kroner from the EU is to be granted to farmers in Denmark to help them cope with the financial impact of this summer’s drought.


The EU money is granted to help farmers in member states, including Denmark, when drought occurs. The grant to Denmark, which totals 47.3 million kroner, was confirmed by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries in a statement on Thursday.

“I am very pleased that the EU Commission has decided to allocate more money for extraordinary drought aid to farmers,” agriculture minister Jacob Jensen said in the statement.

“Danish farmers have been through a tough summer, first with extraordinary drought and then with a very wet July, which has given the farmers difficult working conditions,” Jensen said.

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The EU Commission has made a total amount of 330 million euros available for drought aid, the ministry said. Denmark's allocation of just over 47 million kroner, or 6.35 million euros, will be paid out by January 31st next year.


The money will be distributed to applicants for the agricultural grundbetaling or basic payment in 2023, based on the number of per hectares for which basic payment was applied for.

Grundbetaling is the basic element of the agricultural aid that all farmers who have more than two hectares of agricultural land can apply for in Denmark.


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