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Farm losses in rain-hit regions top NT$50 million, COA says

Farm losses in rain-hit regions top NT$50 million, COA says

Agricultural losses due to heavy rain in central and southern Taiwan in recent days had amounted to over NT$50 million (US$1.65 million) as of yesterday morning, the Council of Agriculture said later that day.
By county, Pingtung has been the hardest hit, suffering agricultural losses totaling NT$17.92 million, followed by Changhua at NT$11.52 million, Yunlin at NT$10.18 million, Kaohsiung at NT$8.61 million, Hsinchu at NT$1.95 million and Tainan at NT$510,000, according to the COA.
Damage to crops has amounted to NT$50.66 million, with rice, leafy vegetables, cabbage, green onions, cantaloupes and watermelons the hardest hit.
About 1,982 hectares of farmland in the central and southern counties have been damaged due to the heavy rain and resultant flooding, the COA said.
Livestock losses in the area had amounted to more than NT$30,000 as of yesterday, according to the council.


Updated : 2021-07-30 15:46 GMT+08:00