The Latvian Agricultural Ministry has officially informed the European Commission that the preliminary loss Latvian farmers suffered from drought has been estimated at EUR 359 million.
The size of the loss will be determined more accurately in fall. The European Commission had asked EU member states to report on the current drought damage by August 30.
The ministry reported that the current hay harvests are by 54 percent lower on average in the past three years. Grain and rape-seed harvests might be by 27 percent lower than in the past three years, and ...
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