Dry weather expected to push food prices up in Hungary

Food prices might go up in the summer, taking into account the unfavorable crop outlook, the daily Nepszava reported citing market representatives. The weak crop outlook was based on the especially dry weather during the winter and the early spring, which negatively affected not only vegetable and fruit crops but also cereals. Low forage produce might accordingly also put upward pressure on prices of meat and meat products, according to the report. The government has responded to the development by prolonging the irrigation season and reducing the fees to farmers but this was considered to be only a partial solution.

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