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Agriculture ministry official meets insurers over drought damage

Zsolt Feldman, state secretary at the agriculture ministry, on Friday had talks with representatives of insurance companies to ensure smooth procedures to indemnify farmers suffering damages due to droughts.

The ministry said in a statement that nearly half of Europe was being hit by unprecedented drought, including Hungary where over 550,000 hectares affected. Many further claims are expected in the coming weeks, the statement added.

Providing quick compensation to farmers is “in the interest of the whole of society”, the statement quoted Feldman as saying.

The official asked the insurers to have sufficient staff to assess incoming claims.

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