FARMING CASUALTIES:Agricultural product losses were estimated at NT$50.74 million, with 688 hectares of crops affected, according to the Council of Agriculture
Jan 26, 2016
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter
Agricultural losses caused by the cold front enveloping the nation yesterday
reached NT$132.15 million (US$3.93 million), according to Council of Agriculture estimates.
In an unprecedented move, the council said it would award cash grants to eligible municipalities and counties before the areas have undertaken the previously required damage assessments.
Tainan suffered the largest agricultural losses, estimated at NT$81.38 million, followed by Miaoli County with losses of NT$35.40 million and Hsinchu County with NT$4.38 million, the council said, citing figures valid as of 5pm yesterday.
All Tainan’s losses were in the farmed aquaculture sector, with products hardest hit including milkfish, groupers and orient clams. [FULL STORY]