Farmers in California abandoning their fields, U.S.

Farmers in California abandoning their fields, U.S.

Farmers in California's San Joaquin Valley are abandoning their fields due to drought that resulted in water allotments cut by a third. Farmers in this region, reportedly the most productive agricultural region globally, grow 250 different crops on 17% of the…

Historic crop loss as severe frosts hit Brazil

Historic crop loss as severe frosts hit Brazil

Farmers across Brazil are reporting widespread crop loss due to severe frosts affecting the country over the past 3 weeks. After several destructive cold waves, another blast is expected over the weekend, July 24 and 25, followed by yet another at the end of the…

Huge swathes of farmland destroyed by hailstorms, Europe

Huge swathes of farmland destroyed by hailstorms, Europe

Very heavy rain, strong winds, and intense hailstorms affecting parts of central Europe during the second half of June 2021 left more than 66 000 ha (163 090 acres) of crops damaged or destroyed. The figure doubled within just a few days and it still might rise as…

80 percent of 2021 peach crop destroyed by frost, Hungary

80 percent of 2021 peach crop destroyed by frost, Hungary

About 80% of the 2021 peach crop in Hungary has been destroyed by spring frost, the National Agriculture Chamber said. "Hungary is good for growing peaches, but only the right types, in the right places and with the proper farming technology," said…

Large swarms of locusts fly into southern Israel

Large swarms of locusts fly into southern Israel

Large swarms of locusts flew into southern Israel over the past weekend, April 24 and 25, 2021. Yellow insects flew into the areas surrounding Eilat, with some even coming from the sea. Their yellow color is an indication of their age as these bugs are mature and…