Uruguay extends agricultural emergency until the end of the year | News

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The Government of Uruguay announced on Wednesday that there will be an extension until the end of this year of the agricultural emergency due to the water deficit that has affected the nation for 11 months.


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This emergency allows us to continue supporting producers affected by the historic drought that is affecting the South American nation.

"Considering that the drought has impacted the economy of many productions, we have made the decision to extend the agricultural emergency for a little more than three months, until the end of the year," said the Minister of Livestock, Agriculture at a press conference. and Fishing, Fernando Mattos.

Mattos assured that the effects of the lack of rain could extend until the last quarter of the year.

"If we interrupt the emergency, the credit instruments that have provided support and backing to producers who still need it will fall," explained the Minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries.

Despite the negative forecast, Minister Mattos was optimistic and hopes that by the end of the year everything will return to normal, taking into account the alleged rainfall that is forecast for this last quarter.

It should be noted that Uruguay remains under emergency, the agricultural emergency, which has been in effect since October 2022, includes livestock farming, dairy production, horticulture, fruit growing, agriculture, beekeeping, poultry farming and forestry.

This phenomenon that affects Uruguayans has caused losses in agricultural production between 30 and 50 percent, according to the Rural Association of Uruguay (ARU).

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