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18 06
2019
Australia - NQ flood cattle losses now estimated at 600,000
ABARES says its own analysis, based on industry estimates, places the number of cattle producers lost as a result of severe flood events in northern Queensland in late January and early February 2019 at 600,000. It also notes that recent saleyard data indicates that demand for young cattle for restocking is high in northern Queensland.
18 06
2019
USA - Flooded fields mean staggering losses for Northeast Ohio farmers
The frequent and torrential rain has flooded cities and small towns across Northeastern Ohio. For those who live off the land, flooded fields have brought significant losses in product and revenue, potentially driving up grocery prices later in the season. With a scruffy beard and muddy work boots, Charles Kettering gazed over his hundreds of rolling acres near Ashland on Monday afternoon.
18 06
2019
Canada - Satellites to provide real-time data of crop development
The RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) is Canada’s new generation of Earth observation satellites, launched on June 12, 2019. The three identical satellites will work together to bring solutions to key challenges for Canadians, including farmers. The data coming from the satellites are going to provide wall-to-wall coverage of Canada’s terrestrial land mass.
18 06
2019
USDA predicts 5.4 million bag decline in world coffee production
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) forecasts world coffee production for 2019/20 to reach 169.1 million 60-kilogram bags, according to its Coffee: World Markets and Trade report, released in June 2019. This marks a decline of 5.4 million bags from the previous year. USDA attributes this drop primarily to Brazil’s Arabica trees entering the off-year of the biennial production cycle.
18 06
2019
India - Insurance firm booked for rejecting farmers’ claims
A private insurance firm has been booked for fraud after rejecting insurance claims under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana in Singhwa Ragho village of the district. The complainant said the farmers were entitled to insurance cover for cotton and bajra for the 2017 kharif season. The SBI branch in Bhatla village had deducted premium from accounts of farmers and paid the firm for insurance cover.
17 06
2019
USA - Long, brutal 2018 winter caused 37,000 livestock deaths in Montana
Montana lost more than 37,000 cattle in the deadly winter of the 2018, mostly in plains counties where snow piled deep and stayed late, according to federal data. The recently published reports of the losses covered by the federal Livestock Indemnity Program show 37,352 reported deaths.