The meteorological instability of recent weeks has once again resulted in rain and hail this weekend in various parts of Spain, such as Castile-La Mancha (especially in the northwestern area of the province of Albacete, in the east of Ciudad Real and in Toledo), in some provinces of Castile-Leon (especially Zamora and Salamanca), in the Region of Valencia (mainly in Castellon) and also in some parts of Zaragoza and Murcia.
Although it is too early to make an assessment and the prospect is that the rains will continue throughout this week, producers of different fruits and vegetables have already reported damages.
In the region of Murcia, Agroseguro has received reports of damages in some 2,000 hectares of fruit trees and about 800 hectares of vegetables.
The entity is now working telematically and has maintained its capacity for customer service intact. Thus, 20% of the first visits to the farms are being carried out by teleperitation, provided that the damage suffered and the crop allows it. In order to plan the appraisals, it is important that the farmers issue the damage reports as soon as possible.
The Spanish Combined Agricultural Insurance system gives coverage to the agrarian sector against all kinds of damage. The extreme and changing weather conditions and the impact they can have on the harvests demonstrate the desirability of protecting farms with agricultural insurance.