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Uruguay estimates higher losses due to persistent drought

Uruguay estimates higher losses due to persistent drought

Montevideo, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay faces the most important agricultural and economic losses in the last 30 years due to drought, as acknowledged by Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries. Minister Fernando.

The high official said that government estimates that the losses are greater than the sum of all other droughts that occurred in three decades.

After the first ten days of March, estimates exceed 1.8 billion dollars without including the resulting induced losses.

The minister assumes that damages will increase if it does not rain and even be felt beyond this year.

Mattos presented a new assistance to small producers who will receive an animal feed ration for cattle with a 75 percent subsidy as part of the Food Contingency Plan.


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