Dominican agriculture dodges the hurricane bullet
Santo Domingo.-Agriculture minister Angel Estevez on Wed. said Hurricane Matthew didn’t causeconsiderable damage to agriculture. "In agriculture, thank God, we have tosay that we have no important event of damage now that may be consideredimportant."
He said there’s onlyone report of damage in a small green banana plantation of around four hectaresin the south region, of which 0.25% was affected, and although some plants fell,the plantains were harvested in advance.
The official addedthat the hurricane filled the dams with enough water to cover the upcoming agroplanting. "Agricultural equipment across the country are verifying thesituation left by the hurricane."