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30 09
2016
Australia - Unusual frost affecting harvests in Wheatbelt, South West and Great Southern regions
Farmer was cutting hay at his property west of Corrigin on Thursday morning, when he saw the frost start to build up across his paddock. "When we were cutting hay on a low paddock on one of our farms, we noticed the old white hay started coming in across the paddock and thought ... this is when it's going to start chilling down," he said.
30 09
2016
Spain - Hail damages 2,720 hectares in Lleida
The hailstorm recorded in the afternoon of last Friday in several municipalities of the county of Segrià, Lleida, has caused damage to a total of 2,720 hectares of crops, as reported on Monday by the director of the Territorial Services of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food in Lleida, Ferran Noguera, who visited the areas affected. Llardecans, Aitona, Seròs, Massalcoreig, Torrebesses and Sarroca de Lleida are the most affected municipalities.
30 09
2016
Taiwan - Typhoon ag losses hit almost US$32m
Taiwan's agricultural losses from Typhoon Megi have reached at least NT$1 billion (US$31.89 million) as of Wednesday 27 September, according to an initial estimate released by the Council of Agriculture (COA). As of 5 p.m., agricultural losses as a result of the damage caused by the storm had reached NT$1.03 billion, with Yunlin County in the central-south part of western Taiwan suffering the heaviest losses, the COA said.
30 09
2016
USA - Precision Farming and Crop Insurance
Precision farming technology has been steadily growing for years and has provided significant gains in producer productivity and efficiency. Roughly six in ten production farmers are expected to adopt various precision technology solutions by 2018. From auto steer to variable rate applications, farmers have an abundance of new capabilities available to improve production farming.
30 09
2016
Philippines - Senate bill seeks to expand crop insurance
A BILL filed in the Senate will seek to make crop insurance mandatory for certain classes of rice farmers and those cultivating other staples. Senate Bill 1171 or the Expanded Crop Insurance Bill was filed by Senator, who noted how farmers routinely become indebted during times of calamity. Under the bill, “crop insurance shall be compulsory for those with loans for palay under supervised credit programs and optional for self-financed farmers provided they agree to place themselves under the supervision of agricultural production technicians.”
30 09
2016
USA - Heavy rainfall in mid September damages crops
The past several days has been filled with news reports, photos, and stories about the flooded roads, buildings, and towns across many areas of south central, southeast, and central Minnesota. Historic rainfall amounts occurred in a portion of that region on Sept. 21 and 22, with a large portion of the region receiving 4-6 inches of rainfall, and some areas receiving 10-14 inches of rainfall in a 48 hour period.