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11.08.2022

India - More than 15 lakh hectares of crop area in Maharashtra hit by latest spell of heavy rain

More than 15.10 lakh hectares of crop area in Maharashtra has been affected due to the heavy rain which has been lashing the state for the last few days. Soyabean, cotton, tur, and paddy are some of the major crops which have been affected with the figure expected to go up as the survey continues.

11.08.2022

France - Heat and drought: producers on high alert

Heat episodes are succeeding one another in France and with them comes drought, causing significant repercussions for farmers. Climatic hazards are leading to a drop in yields for many crops and quality is also being affected.

11.08.2022

Moldova - August rains affect table grape quality

After a two-month drought in early August, it rained in almost all regions of Moldova. Vine growers note that after a short rainy period, the cracking of berries has begun on many table grape plantations.

11.08.2022

UK - Riverford reservoirs running dry, Devon fruit growers alarmed

Guy Singh-Watson from the Riverford Organic Farmers vegetable growing company in Devon has said the ongoing dry spell has caused its reservoirs to completely run dry. He called it "the worst year in 35 years" in terms of water levels.

11.08.2022

USA - California stone fruit growers remain watchful following recent rains

Following late last week’s rain, stone fruit growers in California are trying to determine what the impacts of that rain are.“I think it was a quarter of an inch of rain but that’s an unprecedented amount of rain for us at this time of year,” says Jon McClarty of HMC Farms in Kingsburg, California.

11.08.2022

Germany - Drought and sunburn worry fruit growers

At this point in time, Brandenburg's fruit growers are struggling with a drought, sunburn and higher costs. Yields are good overall, but there are cutbacks in certain fruit varieties due to the weather.

11.08.2022

USA - Western Growers applauds $4 billion in drought-relief funding

In response to the inclusion of $4 billion in drought-relief funding for the Colorado River Basin in the Senate spending bill, Western Growers President & CEO Dave Puglia issued the following statement:

11.08.2022

Spain - Broccoli and cauliflower season in Murcia, one of the most difficult in years

The broccoli and cauliflower producing sector of the Region of Murcia has been particularly affected during the latest campaign and its initial forecasts for the next one are negative.

10.08.2022

Poland - Hot, dry conditions affected summer fruit harvest

It’s been a dry season in Poland this summer, with little rain and temperatures staying above 25°C. Looking at quality and volumes, the strawberry crop’s harvest duration was shorter than anticipated, which can be attributed to the higher temperatures and low rainfall.

10.08.2022

USA - Crops left destroyed after flooding in Stephenson County

Months of hard work was completely destroyed for farmers across Stephenson County, after their crops were left covered in flood water from one of the largest downpours in a decade.

10.08.2022

Spain - Far fewer stone fruits than in other years

This year's Spanish stone fruit season did not go well, says Paul van Groningen van Greenfood Iberica. "It was hard to plan ahead, which made it very difficult to fill out programs. That resulted in last-minute day trading."

10.08.2022

Spain - Garlic production decreases by 20% due to a lack of calibers

According to ANPCA records, despite having been grown in a similar area, Spain's garlic production was smaller than last year due to the adverse weather conditions the crops faced in their final stages.

10.08.2022

Canada - London beekeepers took a hit this winter, and are still recovering from their loss

Beekeepers in London, Ont. are still recovering from losing a devastating number of bees this winter."It certainly doesn't make you feel good, I mean that's your livelihood," said David Gale, an owner of a honey farm in London.

10.08.2022

Spain - Catalonia expects the lowest apple and pear harvest in the last 5 years

According to the data presented by the president of Afrucat, Montse Baró, the president of the Committee of Apples and Pears of Afrucat, Joan Serentill, and the Secretary of Food of the Department of Climate Action, Food, and Rural Agenda of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Carmel Mòdol, Catalonia is forecast to produce 23% fewer apples and 24% fewer pears than in 2021.

10.08.2022

‘Heatflation’ warning as 2022 EU crop harvests affected by climate change

As much of Europe bakes in the latest heatwave, fears are growing about what’s being dubbed ‘heatflation’ – climate change-driven staple crop losses that could see already inflated food prices reach new highs this autumn, deepening the cost-of-living crisis.

10.08.2022

USA - New USDA disaster assistance program finds success

USDA has processed more than 255,000 applications for the new Emergency Relief Program, providing to date more than $6.1 billion in payments to commodity and specialty crop producers to help offset eligible losses from 2020 and 2021 natural disasters.

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