A drought in Germany, continuing for many weeks, caused damage to the country’s agriculture more than a billion euros.
About it reports DW.
“Received from several Federal States, data on loss of farmers totalled 1.1 billion euros,” – stated in the message.
In particular, according to the Ministry of agriculture of Schleswig-Holstein, the loss of this land from the drought amounted to 422 million euros. The authorities of Saxony assess the damage to 308 million euros, Saxony-Anhalt – in 237 million, of Hesse – 150 million.
On August 13, the designated crisis meeting of representatives of the state and Federal authorities on the problem of serious losses of farmers as the result of extremely hot and dry summer. To the Minister of agriculture, Julia klöckner Germany asked the land government to assess the alleged damage and the size of the necessary assistance to farmers.
A decision on possible payments from the Federal budget will be made after harvest, and official damage assessment, which is expected in late August.
The last time such payments were made after the drought in 2003.