Potato farmers count their losses after Sunday’s hailstorm, more unsettled weather today

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Officials from from the agricultural insurance organisation are due to inspect potato fields in the Famagusta district to assess damage after yesterday’s heavy hailstorm.

Eka farmers’ union representative Yiannakis Gavriel said that the crop has been wiped out by the hail. Photos posted online showed hailstorms bigger than walnuts.

“Unfortunately ounce again the potato crop has been wiped out. We expect the department to record the damage so that compensation can be paid immediately, allowing the farmers to plant again in November,” he said.

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