Storm’s downpours also helped Dominican Republic’s agriculture
Santo Domingo.- Agriculture minister Luis Ramon Rodriguez on Thursday said preliminary information shows that Tropical Storm Chantal’s rainfall has been good for agriculture across the country, especially drought-stricken regions in the South.
He said government technicians are currently touring agricultural zones, especially the southwestern Barahona, Pedernales, Independencia and Bahoruco provinces, evaluating the storm’s impact. “Reports from the eight regional offices thus far indicate that the rains have proved beneficial, however, we encourage farmers to continue precautions because first response agencies are alerting to possible flooding,”
Rodriguez, who urged farmers whose crops were affected by the storm to contact local technicians, to take corrective measures, said his department’s eight regions assigned more than 650 technicians to help with logistics, adding that its preventive efforts were successful in the storm’s wake.
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