Draft EU support package for Russian Import Ban

by Jack Ward

Draft EU support package for Russion import ban

British Growers Association has received a copy of the draft regulation detailing the support available to growers affected by the Russian import ban. At this stage the regulation is in draft form only. Once formal approval is given the regulation will be backdated to 18 August.

The following crops are eligible for support - tomatoes, carrots, white cabbage, peppers, cauliflower, cucumbers and gherkins, mushrooms, apples, pears, red fruits, fresh table grapes and kiwis. Claims need to be submitted by 12 December 2014. If any growers or grower groups are contemplating a claim and need support or assistance British Growers is on hand to help.