The Government of Castilla-La Mancha is going to pay this same month of June grazing aid to extensive livestock, a total of 10.4 million euros, for a total of 2,113 sheep, goat and cattle farmers throughout the community autonomous.
This was expressed this Wednesday by the Minister of Agriculture, Water and Rural Development, Francisco Martínez Arroyo, who has participated in the act of celebration of the 25 years of the Association of Ranchers of the Sierra Norte de Guadalajara, which has been held in the municipality of Cantalojas.
The counselor, accompanied by the mayor of the town, Sergio Arranz; the president of the Guadalajara Provincial Council, José Luis Vega, as well as the president of the Association, Francisco García; the president of the Provincial Association of Farmers and Ranchers APAG, Juan José Laso; the delegate of the Board in the province, Eusebio Robles and the provincial delegate of Agriculture, Santos López, has referred to the essential work of extensive ranchers and the support of the Government of Castilla-La Mancha in these legislatures, has informed the Board in a statement.
In this regard, he recognized that extensive livestock farming is "unique" because it allows population to settle in rural areas, create jobs, contribute to the environment and preserve native breeds, which, without it, would have disappeared. In this way, he has appreciated his daily work, and his commitment to the rural environment.
In addition, in this area of Guadalajara he has alluded to the coexistence of livestock and wolves and has remarked that the region invests in prevention and in mitigating the damage that may occur. These aids "work, because we have done them with the farmers and we have decided that it is the best for there to be prevention and compensation", he stressed.
Martínez Arroyo has also highlighted the importance of the generational change, where the Government has made an effort with three calls for aid, which have allowed the incorporation into agriculture or livestock of 4,000 boys and girls since 2016, of which 290 have done in the province of Guadalajara, all with the support of the regional administration.