Typhoon Nesat causes agricultural losses exceeding NT$60 million

Agricultural damages caused by Typhoon Nesat are estimated to be NT$60.19 million (US$2.03 million), according to the Council of Agriculture (COA).

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/07/30
By: Taiwan News

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)–Typhoon Nesat agricultural damages are estimated to be

Straight days of heavy rain have caused severe damages to crops causing steep price hikes for leafy greens in traditional markets. (By Central News Agency)

NT$60.19 million (US$2.03 million, according to the Council of Agriculture (COA).

The heaviest losses are registered in Yilan County, a total NT$41.17 million (US$1,352,000), followed by Pingtung County, which reported agricultural losses of NT$18.46 million (US$593,800), and Taoyuan at NT$570,000 (US$18000), said the COA.

Guava farmers suffered the biggest loss, with a total of NT$10.92 million. Crops such as pomelos, green onions, bamboo shoots and bananas were also affected.

The livestock sector suffered NT$12.98 million in losses, and farm equipment reported NT$440,000 in damage, said the COA.    [FULL  STORY]

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