Minister sees higher production in 2022, but asks for Budget for Crop Plan

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With corn prices on the Brazilian market at record highs, the minister of agriculture farming, Tereza Cristina, said he saw conditions for the next summer harvest (2021/22) to grow above expectations, but he assessed that it is important that the National Congress immediately vote on issues related to the Budget, so that the ministry can forward the Safra Plan.

Without an agreement on vetoes, Congress the day before the vote on a bill that supplements this year’s budget by almost R $ 20 billion.

“I ask for help that this project is not prolonged much, because it is essential for us to be able to beat the hammer on the Safra Plan”, said the minister in this Wednesday, in the Agriculture Commission of the Chamber of Deputies.

The Safra Plan is the main financing instrument in Brazil, being essential for small and medium farmers. In mid-April, a representative from the Ministry of Economy said that the budget stalemate threatened the government’s agricultural program.