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20 08
2019
Canada - Prairie hail claims pass 10,000 for year
More than 10,000 claims for hail damage have been filed by Prairie farmers so far in 2019 with insurance companies belonging to the Canadian Crop Hail Association. Between July 27 and Aug. 6, hail on the Prairies saw farmers add 900 claims alone, according to a CCHA press release Friday.
20 08
2019
USA - Weather to blame for worst planting season on record
Numbers released Monday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirm what many U.S. farmers already knew — that the weather has made this year the worst planting season on record. Heavy rainfall, flooding and other adverse events prevented more than 19.4 million acres of crops from being planted across the country.
20 08
2019
Scotland - Harvest 2019: 'Inevitable losses' as wet weather blights country
NFU Scotland’s combinable crops chairman Ian Sands, who farms at Balbeggie in Perthshire says: “Growers the length and breadth of Scotland all seem to be in the same boat as we watch the promise of a very good harvest falter in the wet weather.
20 08
2019
Taiwan - Farm losses from recent rains estimated at almost NT$17 million
Farm losses from the recent heavy rains in central and southern Taiwan have reached nearly NT$17 million (US$541,400), the Council of Agriculture (COA) reported Sunday.
20 08
2019
Australia - TR4 spreads across infested banana farms
The banana disease Fusarium wilt Tropical Race IV (TR4) has spread on the three farms in Queensland, Australia, since the initial 2015 detection. But Australia's Department of Agriculture said the disease (a.k.a. Panama disease) has not spread to other Tulley Valley farms.
20 08
2019
India - Floods wreak havoc on farmland in five States
Apart from claiming hundreds of lives, displacing lakhs of people and destroying infrastructure in Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Goa, the flooding triggered by incessant rains in the first fortnight of August has also inflicted heavy losses on the farming community.