According to experts, the heat wave and drought have brought the state in the Apennine peninsula damages of 1 billion U.S. dollars. The most affected sector of the economy was agriculture Italy. Abnormal weather conditions continue to have a negative impact on grain crops, the prices of which have increased significantly.
In early August, the situation with the heat was at its peak. Ministry of Agriculture of the country is ready to declare most of the regions natural disaster zone and run programs to help farmers in 50 days earlier than usual.
It is reported that in the three northern regions of Italy, provided the national monetary funds to help farmers who compensate farmers and 80% of the value of lost crops of grain, are exhausted. Dry summer reduced the yield of tomatoes by 20%, the grain harvest will lose up to 30%. Farmers will collect up to 40% less soybeans this year.