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Drought as bad as 2000

The extreme drought of 2000 is expected to be repeated this year, which may worsen the position of Slovak agriculture in the run-up to EU entry, according to farmers.

"Crops are already badly damaged," said Jozef Marenčík, head of cereals grower PD Senica. He added that crops were down to a third of normal levels.

Damages in the drought of 2000 were as high as Sk7 billion (€170 million).

Compiled by Conrad Toft from press reports.
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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