German farmers: almost three billion euros drought damage

By: Trademagazin editor Date: 2018. 08. 17. 11:03

Almost three billion euros (966 billion forints) damage happened to the German farmers due to the low precipitation weather of the recent months, according to the first estimates made after the harvest – German newspapers wrote on Monday.

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food has received the first summaries of drought damages from eight of the 16 provinces. The worst situation was reported by the Lower Saxony provincial government. According to the figures, local farmers suffered 980 million euros in damage. In the second place, Mecklenburg-Vorpommen stands at 531 million euros, followed by Schleswig-Holstein with 422 million on third. (MTI)

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