Tsai touts government policy caring for farmers

Radio Taiwan International 
Date: 05 April, 2019
By: Paula Chao

President Tsai Ing-wen (middle) visited Yunlin county on Friday. (CNA photo)

President Tsai Ing-wen says her government’s agricultural policy is taking care of Taiwan’s farmers.

In a Facebook post Friday, the president said the agricultural council has begun offering higher subsidies to farmers who purchase agricultural machinery. The total amount farmers can receive has risen from NT$400 million (US$13.3 million) to NT$800 million (US$26.6 million). Tsai also said that agricultural exports have hit a 20-year high, and that the government will work hard to increase exports and food processing to boost revenues.

To protect farmers’ income, Tsai said the government has also pushed for a registry system that guarantees incomes while lowering production risks.    [FULL  STORY]

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