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Due to droughts in Croatia, a state of natural disaster has now been decleared in five counties over the country. Corn and wheat crops have been the most effected, and vegetable growers have had plantations damaged as the dry spell and high temperatures continue in Croatia, reports Croatian radiotelevision.
With no sight of any rain on the horizon, and no money in the state treasury for damages, farmers say that the future is unthinkable. Beacuse of the drought food prices are set to rise and there is a concern how Croatia will cope considering it is such a large importer of food.
"From the start of the year there has been pressure on food prices to rise. With the drought, their are lower yields, and this will cause a new upward pressure on prices during the rest of this year and in 2013," said economic analyst Zdeslav Santic.
"Damage to crops caused by the drought this year will add up to more than a billion kuna (130 million Euros), add to that the damage caused by late frost which happened this spring and total damages could rise to a billion and a half kuna (200 million Euros), warned the leaders of the Croatian Agricultural Association at a press conference yesterday (Mon).
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