Nationwide emergency declared in Lithuania over droughtChristian Fernsby ▼ | July 4, 2019
The Lithuanian government declared a nationwide emergency over the ongoing drought, stating that it will have major effect on farmers' income.
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According to the ministry, the damage made by the prolonged drought can be fully assessed only after harvesting, yet it is already certain that it will have a major negative effect on crops.
It is preliminary estimated that the harvest of summer crops might shrink by about 40 percent and more, as regards some specific crops as wheat, rye, rapeseed, and buckwheat.
When emergency declared, farmers who have lost their crops can avoid European Commission's sanctions for failing to fulfill their obligations in connection to the EU subsidies. ■