The national government extended the agricultural emergency in the province of Cordova until February 2024 by droughts and the frost that affected the different productive sectors.
Through resolution 1523/2023, published this Thursday in the Official Gazette, the Ministry of Economy approved provincial decree 992/23, through which the Córdoba Executive extended the state of emergency or agricultural disaster until February 29, 2024, the date on which the production cycle for the affected exploitation areas will end, according to the Commission National Agricultural Emergencies and Disasters.
In this way, in its article 1, the treasury portfolio orders: “For the purposes of the application of Law No. 26,509 and its amendments, the state of emergency and/or disaster is hereby extended in the Province of Córdoba. agricultural, as appropriate, until February 29, 2024, at agricultural, forestry and fruit and vegetable farms affected by drought in the areas that have been delimited using the criterion of geo-referenced polygons, in accordance with the Sole Annex of Provincial Decree No. 136 dated February 9, 2023, as declared through Article 1 of Resolution No. ° 290 dated March 16, 2023 of the Ministry of Economy.”
This categorization also applies to the departments of Overmount, Dry river, Tulumba, Ischilin, cattail, First River, Colon, Punilla, Saint Albert, Pocho, Santa Maria, Second River, Saint Just, Third Up, General San Martin, Juarez Celman, Fourth quarter, General Roca, President Roque Sáenz Peña, Union and Marcos Juarez. All of these districts were also affected by the drought, according to the sole Annex that is part of provincial decree No. 404, dated March 31, 2023.
In addition, the measure also covers agricultural, forestry and fruit and vegetable farms affected by frost, as stated in article 1 of resolution 376/23 of the Ministry of Economy, published on April 29 of this year.
With this declaration, producers will be able to access tax benefits, as well as have access to different credit tools. For this, the resolution warns that those who have been affected “must present a certificate issued by the competent authority of the province, stating that their properties or farms are included in article 8 of law No. 26,509.
In this sense, the resolution of the Ministry of Economy indicates that the provincial government must send to the Executive Technical Secretariat of the National Commission for Agricultural Emergencies and Disasters the list of affected producers, accompanying the copy of the corresponding emergency certificate.
On the other hand, national, official or mixed banking organizations and the AFIP They will be in charge of arbitrating the necessary means so that the affected people enjoy the benefits provided for in the legislation.
At the time, the provincial Executive developed a On-Line Agricultural Emergency Systemwhich allows documentation to be submitted through the portal Digital Citizensince an affidavit of damages is required.
A little more than a month ago, the Government of Córdoba declared an “agricultural emergency” in the areas affected by the fires, with the aim of adding national funds to assist producers affected by the fire that affected a large part of this year. of the province’s territory.
With this exceptional declaration, the aim is to assist the affected agricultural producers with credits, tax deferrals and debt forgiveness so that none of them are left without “the assistance and support” of the local authorities, in accordance with the statements made at the time. the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock of the province, Sergio Busso.