- 18 of February 2021
Francisco government Cabeza de Vaca will support producers affected by frost.
18 2021 February
Reynosa tamaulipas. - In a working meeting with farmers from the north of Tamaulipas, Governor Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca He announced that the State Government will allocate its own resources to support Tamaulipas producers affected in their crops by the freezing wave that affects northern Mexico.
“We are going to make an effort to be able to support them with a part of the cost of the seed. That is the option: reseeding to cushion a little this disaster suffered by the farmers of Tamaulipas. I reiterate my commitment to the countryside, farmers and ranchers in my state. It hurts me a lot what is happening but beyond regretting, we are going to act and move the Tamaulipas field forward, "he said.
In Tamaulipas, during the autumn-winter period, 750 thousand hectares of sorghum and corn are sown, mainly. Before the frosts, a sowing advance of 60 percent was recorded.
According to the first estimates, a total of 450 thousand hectares of these crops have been damaged by low temperatures, mainly in the municipalities of San Fernando, Río Bravo and Valle Hermoso.
Governor Garcia Cabeza de Vaca regretted the disappearance of the Natural Disaster Fund and the Catastrophic Agricultural Insurance by the Federal Government, schemes that supported producers with resources to face the effects suffered by crops in case of meteorological phenomena.
He informed that he will request a meeting with the heads of the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Federal Government to expose the level of damages in the Tamaulipas field and manage emerging resources to support the entity's agricultural producers.
In addition to the producers, the Secretary of Rural Development, Ariel Longoria García; the mayors of Río Bravo, Carlos Ulivarri López; from San Fernando, José Ríos Silva; from Valle Hermoso, Gerardo Aldape Ballesteros; and the Local Deputies, Martha Palacios Corral and Roxana Gomez Pérez.
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