Agricultural Ministry: tornado caused 1.5 bn in damage to southern Moravian farms

The amount of damage caused by the tornado to crops, livestock, vineyards and more generally farms in South Moravia amounts to at least 1.5 billion crowns, according to initial estimates by the Ministry of Agriculture.

The ministry said on Monday that it would soon submit a proposal to the government on how to compensate farmers They could receive aid on the basis of a crisis programme used by the state in the past for droughts or spring frosts.

Author: Brian Kenety