For this, the government transferred 4.5 billion rubles of subsidies, including 3.6 billion rubles for short-term loans and 0.9 billion rubles for investment loans.
The Deputy Prime Minister pointed out that small businesses can receive almost all types of support for agricultural producers provided for by the state program for the development of agriculture.
For example, this may be subsidizing the production of Personal Subsidiary Plots (LPS) and receiving grants from Agroprogress. State support funds can be used to purchase or build new facilities for the production, storage and processing of agricultural products, to equip these facilities with equipment, agricultural machinery and special vehicles. In addition, the grant can be spent on the purchase of animal, bird and fish seeds. Last year, the government allocated more than 4.7 billion rubles for the Agroprogress grant, for which 553 projects were supported. The average grant for the development of family farms amounted to 10.3 million rubles, 1 million rubles more than in 2021.
Agricultural Consumer Cooperatives (SPoKs) also received additional funding. The average grant amounted to 14.7 million rubles (in 2021 – 14.1 million rubles). The total amount of financing exceeded 1.4 billion rubles. Thanks to this, 439 businessmen and farms increased the production and sale of products by at least 8%.
In 2023, the government will allocate almost 4.9 billion rubles for Agroproress.
Also earlier, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a decree on increasing the size of the Agrostartup grant for beginning agricultural producers. For those who keep cattle, it will increase from 5 million to 7 million rubles. Both meat producers and milk suppliers can count on subsidies. For those who work in crop production or are engaged in other areas of agriculture, the amount of the grant will increase from 3 million to 5 million rubles. For cattle breeders working in agricultural cooperatives, payments will increase from 6 million to 8 million rubles. The subsidy for members of cooperatives who cultivate or are engaged in other activities has been increased from 4 million to 6 million rubles.
The same resolution increased the maximum amount of compensation to agricultural consumer cooperatives from 10 million to 20 million rubles. The funds are intended to partially offset the costs associated with the purchase of agricultural products from cooperative members and non-member family plot owners.