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Flooding cause $80 m loss for agriculture sector
by Patrice Walters
Recent heavy rains have resulted in losses for the agriculture sector of nearly $80 m.
Ten parishes were affected by landslides and flooding between May 4 and May 7.
An assessment by the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) indicates that just over $76 m dollars in damage was recorded.
Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw says chicken farmers were the worst affected.
The Agriculture Minister says the government is committed to assisting the small farmers who were hard hit as a result of the weather.
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