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Russia’s Stavropol Declares Drought Emergency in Districts

The agriculture ministry in Russia’s southern Stavropol region declared a state of emergency in eight of its 26 districts because of drought and is studying damage to crops following hailstorms in six other districts yesterday.

The weather had a “very negative” impact on crops, Andrey Krylovsky, head of the plant cultivation department at the ministry, said by phone today. Another hailstorm is forecast for today, he said, without giving an estimate of the potential grain-crop loss in the region.