Heavy hail in early summer

On Tuesday, May 31, heavy hailstorms hit a wide area of ​​Tirnavos, causing massive damage to crops.

According to information from the site formedia.grlocal farmers are in despair after intense weather events, and a statement made by the Federal Federation of Agricultural Associations of Larissa and the Agricultural Association of Tirnavos said that, according to preliminary estimates, significant damage was caused to crops, since the duration and magnitude of the hail was unprecedented.

President of the Agricultural Association of Tirnavos and Secretary of ΕΟΑΣΝΛ Stelios Tsikritsis had a telephone conversation with the Head of ΕΛΓΑ of Thessaly, Spyros Spyropoulos, and Executive Director of Larisa, Yiannis Kapsalis. It is expected that today a solution will be found on how to help farms.

Requirements of farmers from Tyrnavos:

  • Change of ΕΛΓΑ legal provisions so that manufacturers receive 100% compensation for all factors causing damage.
  • Immediate valuation and timely compensation to producers as huge production costs this year create liquidity problems.
  • Compensation for lost profits to producers whose crops have suffered, given that production will be reduced this year, and their income will be many times less.
  • Additional anti-hail protection measures, especially in areas that have been affected by extreme weather events in recent years.

Summing up their message, farmers note that The impacts of climate change are becoming more pronounced every yearand the Ministry of Rural Development and Food should find ways to limit the negative impact of bad weather on crops.

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