ANNOUNCEMENT 24 Nov 2011In November 2011, the government of Brazil announced a change in production support.
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Portal Brazil, 24 November 2011, 'Governo investe R$ 200 milh?es na comercializa??o de trigo': http://www.brasil.gov.br/governo/2011/11/governo-investe-r-200-milhoes-na-comercializacao-de-trigo
The Hand That Feeds U.S., fact sheet on Brazil: http://www.thehandthatfeedsus.org/handbook/BRAZIL.pdf
On 24 November 2011, the government of Brazil stated that it is going to guarantee the minimum price for the wheat harvest with a subsidy worth USD 109.3 million (200 million real).
The stated amount will be distributed through the Brazilian farmerincome support programs PEP and PEPRO as well as the government purchaseprogram AGF. Both income support programs are based on theauctionmechanism further described below. The subsidies will continueuntilthe stated volume has been allocated completely.
The announced programs constitute a production subsidy to Brazilianfarmers. Both domestic and international sales are eligible.
The design of the Brazilian farmer income support programs can be briefly summarized as follows:
The final instrument announced, the Aquisiçăo do Governo Federal(AGF) program, guarantees the minimum price through governmentpurchases.
The GTA includes state guarantees and other financial incentives thatare likely to affect the restructuring and performance of firms facinginternational competition, whether from imports, in export markets,andfrom foreign subsidiaries.