COAG-IR Totana, denounced in a statement that after a year, the promises of aid to farmers for the fall of vineyards and greenhouses are still not coming and without any response from the regional government.
The President of Coag-IR Totana, Antonio Costa, wants to echo the claims of farmers affected by the unusual snowfall that occurred just a year ago.
The President of Coag Totana complains that on January 19, 2017 there were heavy snowfalls in Totana during the early hours of the morning, which caused a lot of damage, mainly in table grapes, causing the fall of many of them, mainly in the Paraje del Raiguero.
Explains Antonio Costa, who from that moment the organization began to work with the affected farmers and to collaborate with the Ministry and more directly with the technicians of the County Organizations, who accompanied them to make visits and inspections to make assessments of the damages and that even from the same day 19, the parties of the affected farmers of those who went to COAG were daily passing to declare the damages suffered in their properties.
The President of the Agrarian Union, highlights that the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment organized a Technical Day on March 23 "which we attended in the Hall of the Prison, also calling all affected to explain how they have acted and how they are going to develop the Order of Aid planned, Order, which a year later is still unpublished and the worst, without expectations of doing so ".
As for the damage valued by this organization, Costa said that from Coag Totana , 38 records were made that affected a total of 84 hectares, highlighting the fall of grapes from table grapes, but also a greenhouse.
Coag, will continue vindicating before the Administration, that an Order that facilitates aid to the affected farmers is published, reason why it will request a meeting with the Adviser with the purpose of evaluating the current situation of the processing of said Order and to try to accelerate its publication