The European Commission approved a $550 million package for its farmers, who can now grow food and feed crops on fallowed land without losing they’re “greening payments.” 

Successful Farming says the move comes in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. 

EU’s Ag Commissioner says the EU is an “agricultural superpower” that will ensure its farmers have the commission’s full support to respond to the world’s need for food. 

No immediate estimates were available on how much land would get put into crops under the new European initiative. 

EU members can use the $550 million (500 million Euros) in agricultural aid to help farmers boost global food security efforts. 

They can also use the funds to offset potential impacts of higher production costs or trade restrictions EU commodities may face overseas. 

The EU says Russia is intentionally targeting Ukraine’s food supply “to create hunger and use this as a method of aggression.”

(Story Courtesy of the NAFB News Service)