August 21, 2019 / 11:25 AM / a month ago

China to speed up subsidies for pigs culled due to African swine fever

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s cabinet said on Wednesday it will speed up the distribution of subsidies for pigs that are culled due to African swine fever.

China’s rules stipulate that farmers must receive 1,200 yuan ($170) per pig culled to stop the spread of the deadly disease that has devastated the country’s pig industry.

Some farmers have said they are not receiving the subsidies.

Reporting by Dominique Patton; editing by David Evans

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