Mayor of the O & # 39; Higgins region, Juan Manuel MasferrerLast Tuesday, as a government, they will help several farmers who suffered yesterday's losses in their crops after heavy rains yesterday, including large hail.
The advertisement was made after Masferrer's assessment in the field, together with the execution team, the damage that crops received. cherries, pears, apple trees, peaches, almonds, plums, vegetablesamong others
"We accompany producers, (…) seeing in the field the damage that this unusual front of bad weather has caused in regional agriculture. We visit (…) municipalities in the region and evaluate various scenarios and problems that caused hailstorm", Emol .
"We understand that this will affect regional agriculture and producers in this area, and that is why today we wanted to visit the first page in the morning to see the main problems in the field, and look for other help that we will implement as a government."– added.
The aid is announced after the Minister of Agriculture, Antonio Walker, confirm that the effects of hail are serious and that this will affect local employment.
All, according to the executive, the largest losses were recorded especially in the production sectors in the O & # 39; Higgins, El Maule, Ñuble, Bío Bío and Araucanía regions, with an emphasis on Ruta 5 Sur for the pre-cordillera.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Finance, Felipe Larraín, he explained that the bad weather front will also affect the national economy.
For its part, the president of the Fruit Experts Association, Asoex, Ronald Bownhe said that although there is information about damages at the level of orchards and that some producers have almost completely lost production, it is still early to provide more ready data that allow to know the true dimensions and their consequences.