Prime Minister promises aid to flood hit farmers


Prime Minister Petr Nečas has told flood stricken farmers that payments to them will be speeded up in a bid to help them recover. Speaking at an international farmers’ fair in the south Bohemian city of České Budějovice on Saturday, the prime minister said that state payments to farmers would be prioritised. He also said demands for rental payments by the state land office could be postponed for up to a year. The Ministry of Agriculture already made a similar pledge concerning payments for land bought from the state.