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A third of Poland's crops affected by drought: official

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Victoria Bieniek 27.06.2018 13:26
A drought has affected a third of Poland’s crops, the country’s new Agriculture Minister Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski said on Wednesday, ahead of a parliamentary session during which he is to propose aid for farmers.
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The agriculture minister told Polish Radio that in some parts of the country as much as 100 percent of grains were damaged.

According to the agriculture ministry, of Poland’s roughly 2,500 local government districts, 2,300 have felt the effects of the drought.

Ardanowski on Tuesday urged local governments to estimate losses caused by the exceptionally hot and dry June weather.

According to state-run Polish Radio’s IAR news agency, as well as government aid, farmers and growers can also expect tax exemptions and preferential loans for boosting their business. (vb)

Source: IAR

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