Agriculture

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Violent hailstorms hit France, catastrophic agricultural damage reported

Violent hailstorms swept through southeastern France on June 15 and 16, 2019, causing significant infrastructural and agricultural damage. One person was killed in the town of Taninges, Haute-Savoie department of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. The storm brought...

June 16, 2019

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2019 U.S. corn planting at an all-time low percentage, remains behind schedule in 15 of 18 monitored states

Corn and soybean planting in the United States remains well below average from 2014-18, according to data provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Crop Progress report released June 10, 2019. Historically low planting season is the result of massive...

June 11, 2019

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Historically delayed planting season, commodity prices rising, U.S.

Catastrophic floods affecting the United States since mid-March 2019 are resulting in what experts are calling historically delayed planting season. The situation is already having a big impact on commodity prices but the full extent will be known by the end of the...

June 01, 2019

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Levees failing along the Mississippi and Arkansas rivers, U.S.

Historic flooding continues across the Midwest, causing levees to breach along the Mississippi and Arkansas rivers. Authorities have issued mandatory evacuation orders for parts of the region. Midwest is experiencing catastrophic flooding since mid-March, leading to...

May 31, 2019

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Artificial rain programs as severe drought affects over 700 000 ha (1.7 million acres) of crops, SW China

Severe and persistent drought is affecting southwest China's Yunnan Province, severely limiting access to drinking water and causing a huge impact on the province's agricultural sector. The provincial meteorological department has started carrying out...

May 27, 2019

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153 000 ha (378 000 acres) of crops damaged or destroyed by Cyclone Fani, India

An estimated 152 985 ha (378 034 acres) of crops were damaged or destroyed across Odisha, India during the passage of Tropical Cyclone "Fani" on May 3, 2019. Information and Public Relations Secretary Sanjay Kumar Singh said less than 33% crop loss has...

May 10, 2019

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Severe drought in Maharashtra and Karnataka, 8.2 million farmers affected, India

The drought situation has worsened in Maharashtra and Karnataka with 80% of districts in Karnataka and 72% in Maharashtra reeling from water scarcity and crop failure, DG ECHO reports. The State Water Resources Department data on May 3 showed that 3 267 major,...

May 09, 2019

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Heavy crop loss after Cyclone Fani hits Bangladesh

Tropical Cyclone "Fani" damaged about 63 063 hectares (155 832 acres) of crops since it moved into Bangladesh on May 4, 2019. The damage is estimated at about 4.5 million U.S. dollars (380 million takas). The worst affected crops include paddy, maize,...

May 09, 2019

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Above-normal rainfall results in more heavy flooding, planting delays across U.S.

Farms and towns along rivers in the Midwest are experiencing more heavy flooding this week, further delaying planting. Flood watches and warnings are in effect for much of eastern Kansas and western Missouri as another round of heavy rain descends on the region....

May 07, 2019

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Heavy hailstorm destroys millions worth of crops in Pokhara, Nepal

A severe hailstorm struck Pokhara, Nepal on Monday, April 29, 2019. The rampage lasted for half an hour and damaged the crops, worth millions of rupees, planted by farmers in Pokhara Metropolitan City. ​Besides that, the golf ball-sized hailstones destroyed...

May 01, 2019

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Iran facing worst locust outbreak in 40 years

A severe locust outbreak, possibly the worst in the past 40 years, is threatening crops and food security in large areas of the coastal province of Hormozgan, Iran. Several swarms of locust spread out to parts of Iran over the last 10 weeks and penetrated 200 km...

April 25, 2019

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Massive crop loss as heavy unseasonable rain and hailstorms hits Telangana, India

According to preliminary reports, more than 22 000 hectares (55 000 acres) of crops across Telangana have been damaged after recent heavy unseasonable rain and hailstorms hit the state. The worst affected are paddy and mango crop, government officials said April 22,...

April 24, 2019

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Snow and hail damage crops, block multiple roads across Lebanon

Snow and hail hit parts of Lebanon on April 21, 2019, blocking multiple roads and damaging crops across the country. Cedars recorded 40 cm (15.7 inches), leaving farmers worried that fruit-bearing trees will be damaged if temperatures drop further, The Daily Star...

April 24, 2019

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Extreme weather makes significant impact on Scottish agriculture, food prices, U.K.

Extreme weather contributed to losses of up to £161 million for Scotland’s farmers during 2017 and 2018, according to a new independent economic report. The losses represent around 6% of the total agricultural output of the previous year. The hardest hit...

April 12, 2019

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Rapid Apple Decline - massive die-offs of young apple trees across Northeastern U.S. and Canada

An unknown disease now called Rapid Apple Decline (RAD) and Sudden Apple Decline (SAD) is affecting young apple trees across Northeastern U.S. and neighboring parts of Canada, causing massive die-offs. The problem was first recognized about 8 years ago. The most...

April 12, 2019

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Massive dust storm hits Rajasthan, causing major crop losses, India

A massive dust storm has engulfed the northern Indian state of Rajasthan on April 7, 2019. Clouds of dust were swept up from a nearby desert by weather patterns that have circulated over the city of Churu. While there were no injuries reported, the storm has...

April 11, 2019

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Massive damage to agricultural sector, 36 percent of roads damaged, more than 60 people dead, Iran

Heavy rain and floods affecting Iran since March 19, 2019 caused massive damage to the country's agricultural sector, damaged 36% of the entire road network and left at least 62 people dead, as of April 4, 2019. According to information provided by official...

April 04, 2019