The Executive Yuan began distributing bailout subsidies to nearly one million qualifying fishermen and farmers on May 12. Some recipients said the subsidy is just in time as produce prices have been low lately. Yunlin county's Agriculture Department said there are 2,000 registered farmers without farmers insurance in the county, who are also eligible for the NT$10,000 subsidy.
Yunlin farmers check to see if they've gotten their NT$10,000 subsidy from the government. One farmer said produce prices have been low lately and the subsidy will help.
Produce prices are very low and this NT$10,000 will help pay for necessities.
NT$10,000 will be of some help to farmers. It's not a lot but it's not very little. It's a pretty good amount.
The 8,800 insured farmers in Yunlin's Erlun Township that belong to the local farmers association received their subsidy on the 13th. The other 1,000 that don't have accounts with the association along with local farmers that are uninsured are still eligible for a NT$10,000 subsidy from the association.
The 1,000-plus farmers that don't have accounts with the Farmers Association can bring their ID cards, chops, and account passbooks here to get their subsidy processed. Those that are involved in agriculture policies should pay attention.
According to the Yunlin County Agriculture Department, the Executive Yuan started distributing subsidies to 318,000 farmers on the 12th, with farmers in Yunlin, Changhua and Chiayi getting theirs on the 13th. The association will distribute subsidies to the 2,000 registered but uninsured farmers in the county.