Bulgaria’s annual wheat crop to drop up to 25% because of floods – agriculture minister

About 35 700 hectares of farmland in Bulgaria have been affected by the floods that hit parts of the country in the past week, Agriculture Minister Dimitar Grekov said on June 24.

The grains advisory council was due to meet on June 24, to discuss the condition of the crops and to identify measures to deal with the situation.

Grekov’s figure for the total area of damaged crops was higher than the 25 000 hectares he stated on June 22. By that stage, it was clear that his earlier estimate, given before the June 19 deluge that struck parts of north-eastern Bulgaria, of a record crop now would not come true.

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