The report by the Regional Operations Authority noted that losses from storm Nicole, last September, amounted to $ 13 million. Preliminary reports put the damage caused by Tomas tropical storm at $26 million.
"That amount will increase, as the impact has not been quantified entirely in the various agricultural regions in which the country is divided," published Nacion.com.
The Ministry of Agriculture announced an assistance plan for those farmers who suffered the worst losses.
Climate problems in 2010 left $ 78.3 million in losses.
Data from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food reported damage to 80.262 hectares of crops and 567 hectares of forest.
"Out of the total losses, $ 65 million were crops, $ 7.8 million in destruction of irrigation infrastructure, $ 3.2 million in the livestock sector, $ 760,000 in forestry and $ 1.5 million in hydro-biological," reports Prensalibre.com.
The Ministry of Agriculture forecasts $3.2 million worth of losses, mainly in crops of white corn.
The heavy rains that have been falling since 28 August have flattened 4,852 hectares of corn, which represents a loss of $2.6 million.
The Minister for Agriculture, Juan Alfonso De León, explained that while around 300,000 hundred weight of grain will no longer enter the market due to the rain, production is still expected to exceed 29 million sacks in the current harvest, according to Prensalibre.com. "We do not expect to have to resort to an import contingency plan," he said.
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