Farmers ask government for help to combat drought
The agricultural organisation Landbrug & Fødevare is seeking help in the form of bringing forward agricultural subsidies rather than dipping into taxpayer’s money. The organisation has also asked permission from the municipalities to be able to use more water for irrigation than is usually permitted. The issues faced by the agricultural sector are not the only problems that have emerged due to the drought. Since May, there have been over 800 reported wildfires which is significantly higher than the average of 375 during the period 2013-2017.
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