Articles tagged "crop loss"

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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...

July 21, 2021

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1 million people affected by floods, 63 000 evacuated in Jiangxi Province, China

Several days of heavy rain and flooding in southeast China's province of Jiangxi have left nearly 1.08 million people affected and forced more than 60 000 to evacuate. According to Xinhua, floods in the province began on June 28. In 5 days to July 2, when the...

July 05, 2021

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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...

July 02, 2021

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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...

June 28, 2021

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60 percent of banana crops in Colima wiped out by Tropical Storm "Dolores"

Tropical Storm "Dolores" -- the 4th named storm of the 2021 Pacific hurricane season -- made landfall just northwest of the town of Punda San Telmo, near the border of the Mexican states of Colima and Michoacán, on June 19, 2021, with maximum...

June 22, 2021

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40 percent fruit crop loss after days of intense hailstorms hit Kashmir Valley, India

Intense hailstorms affecting Kashmir Valley over the past couple of days have caused extensive losses to apple orchards and other fruit crops. While damage occurred almost everywhere in the valley, more than 40% of fruit crops were destroyed in the districts of...

May 18, 2021

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UK hit by frostiest April on record, farmers and growers reporting considerable damage

Provisional records for April 2021 show the United Kingdom has experienced the most air frosts since records began in 1960, the UK Met Office reported Tuesday, April 27, 2021. This month has already seen an average of 13 days of air frosts for the country, with many...

April 28, 2021

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Exceptional, widespread frost to cut wine output by nearly a third, France

Exceptional frost damage to vineyards in France this month could reduce wine production by nearly a third, farm office FranceAgriMer reported Thursday, April 22, 2021, citing estimates from fruit growers and winemakers. Much of the harvest has been lost to the...

April 23, 2021

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Persistent flooding damages thousands of homes and wide swaths of land in southern Mozambique

Persistent flooding in southern Mozambique has caused damage to around 4 200 homes and more than 54 000 ha (133 400 acres) of agricultural land. Heavy rains have been affecting the southern areas of the country, falling on grounds already saturated by downpours...

February 17, 2021

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Somalia declares state of emergency over new locust invasion, infestation persists in Saudi Arabia

Somalia has announced a state of emergency on Wednesday, February 4, 2021, as the nation battles a new generation of desert locust swarms that have already caused major damage to farmlands. Meanwhile, infestations are ongoing in Saudi Arabia, posing risks that any...

February 05, 2021

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North Korea suffered worst natural disasters in Asia in 2019, new report shows

North Korea suffered the worst natural disasters in Asia in 2019, a new report shows. The Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) stated that 4 out of 10 North Koreans were affected by disasters during that year, which was the worst ratio in all of the continent. In...

January 26, 2021

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Hong Kong records its coldest temperature since 1988, large scale crop damage reported

Hong Kong has registered its coldest temperature since 1988 as the mercury in Ta Kwu Ling hit 0.9 °C (33.6 °F) on Wednesday morning, January 13, 2021. According to The Standard, temperatures plummeted below the freezing point in some parts of New Territories...

January 13, 2021

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More than half of Honduras' banana production destroyed by Tropical Storm "Eta"

Honduras' banana sector has been hit particularly hard by Tropical Storm "Eta" after it lashed Central America last week. More than half of the country's existing 15 000 ha (37 000 acres) has been lost to severe floods-- the biggest damage in...

November 11, 2020

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Ashfall produced by Sangay destroys 11 200 ha of crops, affecting at least 24 500 farmers, Ecuador

Ashfall produced by the eruption Ecuador's Sangay volcano continues to be registered in several areas of the country, with most affected the Andean province of Chimborazo. A total of 11 198 ha (27 670 acres) of crops have been destroyed in the provinces of...

September 30, 2020

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Record-early winter storm brings much below-average temperatures and record snow from Montana to New Mexico, U.S.

One of the earliest snowstorms on record swept through parts of the United States, from Montana to New Mexico on September 8 and 9, 2020, bringing record-early snow and record-cold temperatures to much of the region. The weather system hit the region after...

September 10, 2020

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Severe flood death toll at 251, more than 5 million affected and wide swaths of crops lost, Bangladesh

A total of 251 people have lost their lives while more than five million people have been affected due to severe floods across Bangladesh, officials confirmed in a media statement on Friday, August 28, 2020. The loss of crops has also been put at 13.2 billion takas...

September 01, 2020

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14 million acres of crops affected by powerful derecho in Iowa, U.S.

Up to 5.6 million ha (14 million acres) of crops in Iowa have been battered a powerful derecho that struck parts of the Midwest on August 10, 2020. Northern Illinois University meteorology professor Victor Gensini considers it as one of the worst weather events of...

August 31, 2020

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Bread prices to rise after extreme weather causes UK's worst wheat harvest in 40 years

The UK's worst wheat harvest in 40 years is set to cause a price hike in flour and bread, the agricultural industry warned. Due to last autumn's heavy rains, only 40 percent of the usual amount of wheat crop was planted, while this year's wild weather...

August 27, 2020

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Historic August 2020 derecho destroyed over 1 million acres of crops, U.S.

A devastating derecho ripped through several Midwest states on August 10, 2020, leaving a path of destruction, more than 1.5 million customers without power, and more than 404 600 hectares (1 million acres) of destroyed or damaged crops. Northern Illinois University...

August 17, 2020

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Locust plague spreads to Europe as Sardinia sees worst attack in 70 years, Italy

After ravaging countries in Africa, the Middle East, and India, swarms of locust have now made their way to Europe as the Italian region of Sardinia recently saw its worst attack in 70 years. Around 30 000 ha (74 000 acres) of crops have been affected in Nuoro City...

July 22, 2020

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Severe hailstorm causes extensive crop damage in Minnesota, U.S.

Farmers and agriculture experts are now counting the financial impacts incurred by a severe storm in Minnesota on July 11, 2020. Winds of up to 80 km/h (50 mph) and hail as big as 63.5 mm (2.5 inches) battered thousands of hectares of land in counties from Kandiyohi...

July 20, 2020

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More than 58 000 ha (143 000 acres) of rice damaged as 'worst' drought in history hits Mekong Delta

More than 58 000 ha (143 000 acres) of rice have been damaged in Mekong Delta due to the region's worst drought in history, according to Vietnam's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). The MARD, in cooperation with the People's Committee...

June 23, 2020

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Floods kill 285, affect more than 800 000 in Kenya -- crop loss may lead to food insecurity

The death toll from floods that have been pounding Kenya since April has risen to 285 and the number of people affected to 810 655, the government reported in a nationwide briefing​ on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Intense downpours caused havoc across the nation,...

May 28, 2020

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India under worst locust attack in nearly 30 years

Massive swarms of locusts are wreaking havoc across western and central India, already destroying almost 50 000 ha (124 000 acres) of cropland. The outbreak has affected Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh and has also begun impacting Uttar Pradesh's Jhansi district on...

May 28, 2020

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Historic heatwave expected to cause millions' worth of damage to crops in Israel

The past weeks' extreme and prolonged heatwave in Israel is expected to cause agricultural damage worth more than 8.5 million dollars or 30 million shekels, a spokesperson for the KANAT Insurance Fund for Natural Risks in Agriculture said. The Israel...

May 26, 2020

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Hailstorm ravages standing crops in Swabi, Pakistan

Intense rains accompanied by hail and strong winds lashed the standing crops in Swabi in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, on April 25, 2020. The affected crops included tobacco, wheat, fruits, and vegetables. Other areas also affected by the severe weather were Nazare,...

April 28, 2020

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Destructive frost hits SE Europe, one of the coldest April mornings in a decade

The northern Balkans experienced one of their coldest April mornings in a decade on Thursday, April 2, 2020, as destructive frost hit many parts of SE Europe during the time of blossoming trees. Many vineyards and fruit plantations across southeastern Europe...

April 04, 2020

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Cold outbreak intensifies while spreading across east-central Europe

As wintry conditions continue to linger across the Balkan Peninsula, the cold outbreak is expected to intensify while spreading across east-central Europe on March 31, 2020. Long-range models suggest that this might be one of the last cold snaps of such strength for...

March 31, 2020

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Severe frost damage to orchards across northern Italy

Orchards in several regions of northern Italy sustained major damage as a result of the Arctic cold outbreak which started affecting parts of Europe on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Unfortunately, forecast models call for another strong blast starting Monday, March 30....

March 28, 2020

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Unseasonal downpours and hailstorms ravage wide swaths of rabi crops in North India, affecting millions of farmers

Nearly 400 000 hectares (1 million acres) of rabi crops across many parts of North India were ravaged by unseasonal downpours, hailstorms, and strong winds this month. Millions of growers are affected, particularly those from the states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar...

March 17, 2020

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Intense storms hits northwestern India, causing severe crop damage and claiming lives of at least 28 people

Very heavy rains accompanied by lightning and destructive hailstorms hit northwestern India, particularly Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, this week, causing severe crop damage and claiming the lives of at least 28 people. Meteorologists said the storms were triggered by a...

March 15, 2020

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Crops ravaged by a massive sandstorm, heavy impact on all crops grown in the open ground, Canary Islands

Crops in the Canary Islands were ravaged by a massive sandstorm affecting the archipelago from February 22 through 24, 2020. Agrarian leaders are expecting the damages to be long-term as not only the current harvest was lost, but the next ones are also at risk. The...

February 28, 2020

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2019 harvest a historic one after months of severe crop damage, North Dakota

North Dakota's 2019 harvest is said to be one for the history books due to the severity of the damage to crops from September to October by adverse weather conditions. What makes the 2019 crop year historic is the breadth of damage, and on top of that, as much...

December 27, 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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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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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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800 farmers suffer extensive crop loss after hailstorm wreaks havoc across 6 villages, Uganda

More than 800 farmers in Ugandan Buwunga Sub-county suffered extensive crop loss after severe storm accompanied by strong winds and huge amounts of hail swept over six villages on September 15, 2018. According to Daily Monitor, residents said the storm began at...

September 18, 2018