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08.08.2022

USA - Some Iowa farmers still recovering, rebuilding two years after derecho

If one looks hard enough, and knows where to look, one can still see evidence of the lingering damage from the 2020 derecho that flattened millions of acres of crops, crumpled grain bins, leveled sheds, toppled silos and tore off barn roofs.

08.08.2022

Malaysia - Crop insurance as part of food security push

Malaysia will offer government-backed insurance plans to help compensate farmers for losses after natural disasters, as part of measures to strengthen food security.

08.08.2022

India - Release crop loss compensation immediately

Belagavi district in-charge Minister Govind Karjol has asked officials to expedite the process ofsurveying rain damage and immediately release compensation for crop loss and property damage.

08.08.2022

2022 AgroInsurance International Conference - Speakers and Agenda updated

The list of Speakers and Agenda for the 2022 AgroInsurance International Conference have been updated. The most recent list of presentations is already available at the official website -www.agroinsconf.com.

08.08.2022

UK - Are farmers facing the crop failures of 1976 all over again?

July 2022 was the driest July in England since 1935. Combined with record breaking temperatures, we are hearing talk of a drought comparable to the great drought of 1976, with fears of disruptions to public water supply and poor crop yields, especially for fruit and vegetables.

08.08.2022

India - Cotton growing area in Punjab shrinks by over 25,000 acres

The area under cotton cultivation in Punjab has dropped by over 25,000 acres due to waterlogging and ploughing of standing crops by the farmers owing to the fear of pest attack. This alarming trend has been put forth by the provisional crop assessment carried out by the government.

08.08.2022

France - Agricultural Ministry issues proposals to combat hail damage

Following hail storms across France in May and June of this year, which damaged an estimated 30,000 hectares of vines, Marc Fesneau, Minister of Agriculture and Food, has unveiled measures to help those affected.

08.08.2022

India - Farmers to hold rally for crop loss compensation

After facing crop destruction and subsequent losses, the farmers in Karnataka have decided to hold protest on all the state and national highways (NH) next week to demand adequate compensation from the state government as the heavy downpour continues to damage their harvest.

05.08.2022

Pakistan - Dates farmers suffer Rs2 billion loss

Like human settlements and infrastructure, torrential rains in Balochistan’s Mekran belt have severally affected the date fruits too, causing an estimated Rs2 billion loss to farmers.

05.08.2022

USA - How weather challenges this growing season might affect crop production

A climatologist says it remains to be seen how much of the U.S. corn crop will be impacted by weather this year.Al Dutcher with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln says the Eastern Corn Belt should offset losses in the Great Plains.

05.08.2022

India - Cotton farmers in Hisar district have suffered losses

The heavy rainfall earlier this week has caused heavy losses to the cotton crop in Narnaund, Baas, Hansi and Barwala regions of the district.The Agriculture Department report has revealed that 49,212 acres of cotton crop has suffered above 26 per cent losses, of which the crop on 18,700 acres has reported damage above 50 per cent.

05.08.2022

Canada - Sask harvest has just begun in western areas

The latest Saskatchewan agriculture crop report says harvest has just begun in the province.Provincial crops extension specialist Matt Struthers says only a few fields have been combined so far this month, mostly in the west central and southwest regios.

05.08.2022

India - Thiruvananthapuram suffers crop loss of ₹4.56 crore

Extensive loss has been reported on 146.9 hectares of agricultural land in Thiruvananthapuram district with 1,803 farmers bearing the brunt of the inclement weather, according to preliminary estimates by the Agriculture department from July 31 to August 4.

05.08.2022

USA - Illinois farmer seeing crop loss from major rainfall

Multiple rainstorms have a southern Illinois farmer tallying up crop losses.“In the last three weeks we’ve had around 18 inches of rain that came in 6 different events.”Josh Harris who farms near Clay City Illinois tells Brownfield the rain has caused severe flooding in their bottom ground with an estimated 20-25% crop loss so far.

05.08.2022

Italy - Risotto rice harvest fears as paddy fields dry up amid lack of rainfall

Risotto rice production in Italy's Po River valley is under severe threat as a historic drought continues to cause paddy fields to turn bone dry and become toxically salty.Farmers say harvests of the rice used for risotto could be damaged for years by the increased salt content, which is seeping into the earth.

05.08.2022

USA - Heat and dryness take toll on Nebraska crops

Crop conditions in Nebraska dropped three-percent for both corn and soybeans last week and are likely to drop even more after this week’s extreme heat and dryness. Farmers say with continuedhot and dry conditions yield potential will be severely hurt.

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