Agriculture

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India's wettest monsoon in 25 years could bring record 2020 wheat output

Wheat production in India could jump to a second consecutive yearly record in 2020 as the wettest monsoon in 25 years is on course to help farmers in expanding the area under the winter-sown crop while also improving yields, industry officials told Reuters on...

December 01, 2019

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Farmers fear 80 percent crop loss after severe hailstorm in Canterbury, New Zealand

Two severe weather events battered New Zealand's Canterbury region over the past 3 days - a severe hailstorm in Timaru on November 20, 2019, and a destructive tornado that ripped through Christchurch on November 18. After the catastrophic events, farmers found...

November 21, 2019

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Unexpected persistent snowfall causes major damage to crops in Kashmir Valley, India

Heavy snowfall hit Kashmir Valley for 16 hours on November 7, 2019, wreaking havoc across the area and causing severe damage to crops. The month of November is the harvesting season for crops such as apple and saffron. However, due to the unexpected icy weather,...

November 13, 2019

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Top farmer warns: Forces at work to hide massive crop losses

Paul, a top 1% producer of commodities and specialty crops on over 4000 acres (1 600 ha), joins Christian to voice his concerns after the catastrophic growing season in the US and blow the whistle on “a force, an energy” that is working to keep people...

October 24, 2019

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Typhoon "Hagibis" damage to Japanese farms, forests, and fisheries tops 650 million dollars

Typhoon "Hagibis" caused widespread damage in Japan following its landfall near the Izu Peninsula on October 12, 2019. The aftermath is still being felt by farmers as the storm caused extreme damage to farms, forests, and fisheries. The total damage has...

October 23, 2019

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Study reveals new landslide risk factor

New research by NASA scientists revealed that flooding rice fields - a previously unknown risk factor - triggered a disastrous effect following the fatal 2018 Palu earthquake in Indonesia. Shortly after the extreme shaking, the solid ground turned into a landslide...

October 22, 2019

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Early frost and snow hinder harvest in Canada

Early snow and frost stalled harvest in Canada, reports said on October 9, 2019. From 10 to 100 cm (4 - 39 inches) of snow affected parts of the country, particularly several regions of Alberta. In the south, about 60% of the canola crop had been harvested, but less...

October 10, 2019

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Worst drought in 60 years kills at least 106 000 farm animals in Chile

Approximately 106 000 farm animals have perished so far due to drought in Chile, reports confirmed on October 5, 2019. This year's dry spell is the country's worst in six decades, leaving crops destroyed and dead animals in the field. According to the...

October 08, 2019

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Worst drought in 90 years hits Namibia, over 61 000 cattle and other livestock perish

Severe drought is affecting Namibia, causing deaths of more than 41 000 cattle over a period of ten months, reports showed on October 3, 2019. Officials describe it as the worst drought in 90 years. More than 60 000 livestock have perished due to extreme drought...

October 03, 2019

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Typhoon "Faxai" caused serious damage to agriculture, forestry, and fishery, 67 000 homes still without power and 10 000 without water, Japan

More than a week after taking a direct hit by Typhoon "Faxai", Japan is still counting damage. The storm left agriculture, forestry, and fishery severely affected in Chiba Prefecture. More than 67 000 homes are still without power, down from 930 000, and...

September 17, 2019

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Severe crop damage after late frost hits parts of Argentina

A 12-hour frost with an extremely low temperature of -10 °C (14 °F) in the southern oasis and -5 to -8 °C (23 - 17.6 °F) in the Uco Valley caused severe damage to fruit production in Argentina on September 3, 2019. Experts suggested that this was...

September 08, 2019

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Severe hailstorms hit Alicante, causing huge agricultural damage, Spain

Damage caused by hailstorms affecting the Spanish province of Alicante during the last week of August amounted to 3 million Euro. The hail mainly hit some 900 ha (2 224 acres) of citrus crops, around 200 million kg (44 million lbs), according to to the Agroseguro, a...

September 05, 2019

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2019 the hardest year for U.S. farmers, survey says

Most farmers agree that 2019 is the hardest year they've experienced after extreme Midwest weather and catastrophic floods resulted in the historically delayed planting season, according to a survey conducted by Farm Futures. The survey results said that 53% of...

September 01, 2019

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Fall armyworm spreading through Taiwan

The crop-eating fall armyworm, first detected in Taiwan on June 10, is spreading through the country. 18 counties and cities across the country have detected it, as of June 18. An emergency response team has been set up to enforce preventive measures in the affected...

June 19, 2019

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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