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Sweden mulls political aid for drought-hit farmers

Photo: Andreas Hillergren/TT

Published: 15.Jul.2018 16:40 hrs

Sweden’s government is preparing economic relief for farmers hit by this summer’s dry weather.

The drought, which has spread across the country, has left many farmers in a precarious economic situation, and the Federation of Swedish Farmers (Lantbrukarnas riksförbund, LRF) has called for assistance from the state to help farmers through the crisis.

“If farmers are to survive as viable businesses we need support. They will incur higher costs and maybe already higher liquidity in their companies,” LRF co-chair Palle Borgström said earlier this week.

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