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France to declare state of disaster after hailstorms ravage crops

Posted On: Jun. 17, 2019 5:39 AM CST

France will declare a state of natural disaster after heavy rains and hailstorms destroyed crops across the country's southeastern region on June 15, The Guardian reported citing sources. Didier Guillaume, France's agriculture minister, said that the storms caused the most damage in the Auvergne-Rhone-Alps region, which is France’s food production hub.

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