Continuous Rain Causes Damage in Luye, Taitung County|連日大雨 鹿野西瓜傳災情農民損失慘
The continuous rainfall in the last few days have affected the harvest in Taiwan's Taitung County. It is currently cabbage harvest season in the regions around the Southern Cross-Island Highway, however, more than 30,000 have suffered from cracking to different extent due to the rain. In the County's Luye Township, the farmers couldn't harvest their watermelons on time during the heavy rain, and about 35,000 watermelons have damaged while submerged in water.
The farmers in Taitung County's Luye Township have planted watermelons in a 15-hectare field. Now, more than 30,000 watermelons are still in the field, many of which have rotted or suffered discoloration due to the continuous rain in the last few days. Upon cracking open a watermelon, it is revealed that the inside of the melon has rotted due to excessive water and it cannot be sold. The farmers have harvested what they can and even at a price of NT$100 each, they are having a hard time selling the melons. They said that, in the past, the watermelons in the field could sell for NT$7 to 8 million. But they'll suffer heavy loss this year.
To be honest, you shouldn't eat this even if I give it to you for free. How are you going to eat it when the inside is already rotten? It's just garbage.
The latest monsoon season has damaged more than watermelons in Taitung County. The local farmers have planted cabbages in the county's Haiduan Township. Over 30,000 of the cabbages have cracked after absorbing an excessive amount of water. The rain has also damaged the road, making it difficult to transport their harvest down the mountain. The farmers have suffered heavy financial loss. However, the area in which the cabbages and watermelons are planted are not big enough to qualify for government subsidies, and the county government said they will help the farmers out in other ways.
Although they (the farmers) haven't planted their produce in large areas, we can still examine the loss in other townships and counties, and try to rectify the situation as a whole if farmers in other areas have suffered loss as well.
Hsu said that the most important thing for farmers is to report their losses to local government offices in their townships and districts so that the county can apply for subsidies from the central government.
國中會考國英數考太差 高中職339校暑期開班補救(5 小時前)
夜線／李眉蓁MV改編周杰倫歌曲 版權惹議緊急下架(5 小時前)
FILA顛覆運動時尚定義自信作 STEP LOUD#尬頑街潮系列盛夏發表(5 小時前)