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Agricultural emergency due to floods in Uruguay

Montevideo, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries (MGAP) decreed an agricultural emergency on the territories affected by the recent floods.

The MGAP decided to do so based on “the agro-climatic situation in the areas affected by excess water and floods that occurred in April and May and the existing weather forecast.”

The measure, defined shortly after the end of a similar one due to last year’s drought, will free resources from the Agricultural Emergency Fund for producers in some areas of the departments of Rocha and Treinta y Tres, the digital website Ámbito reported.

The effects of the recent rains and floods complicated the situation of several crops, including rice and soybean harvests.

A road emergency is also in force due to damage to rural roads caused by the floods.