Farmers’ association calls for emergency aid due to heat wave and drought
German Farmers’ Association President Joachim Rukwied is calling for government assistance totalling one billion euros to be distributed to farmers, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reports. The aim of Rukwied’s proposal is to help farmers, whose harvests are more than 30 percent below the average of recent years, according to the association. Federal agriculture minister Julia Klöckner is expected to inform her cabinet colleagues on 1 August of the challenges facing farmers due to the extreme weather conditions, with a decision on the merits of further assistance not due to be made until after the end-August harvest balance, the article says.
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