Livestock situation in Guanacaste characterized as critical

Lawmakers  heard Tuesday a report that cows were dying in Guanacaste due to the lack of water and pasture.

Sergio Somarribas Vallejos, a representative of cattle ranchers, met with lawmakers and complained that when the government issued an emergency decree of the drought those in the industry expected immediate help.

He submitted a letter signed by 26 producers.

The government issued the emergency decree in September.

Many ranchers have moved their stock from the area, Others have sold off much of their heard.

Some say that what is needed are new wells drilled as part of the decree.

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