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Sunday, May 20, 2018, 

Payment of tobacco subsidies begins

Payment of tobacco subsidies begins

Skopje, 17 May 2018 (MIA) - The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy has said the payment of the tobacco subsidies for the 2017 yield will begin as of Thursday.

Minister Ljupco Nikolovski, Payment Agency director Nikolce Babovski and State Agriculture Inspectorate director Jane Stenkoski will hold a press conference in village Ivanjevci, presenting details over the subsidies' payment.

According to the ministry, over 23,4000 tobacco producers will receive subsidies.

"This year we achieved the highest average price of MKD 217,6 (EUR 3.53) per kg," it adds.

Tobacco exports stand at about EUR 100 million per year. ik/09:01


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