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18 06
2018
Canada - Over 50 percent of Nova Scotia blueberry crops lost to frost
The Nova Scotia wild blueberry industry has been hit hard by recent adverse weather conditions. Officials expect this year’s harvest will produce less than half of what it typically would. For the last three weeks, farmers from one end of the province to the other have been hit multiple times with frost. Before the cool weather struck, farmers were optimistic about this year’s blueberry harvest.
18 06
2018
India - Rs 837 crore Kharif insurance claims settled in state
Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh Saturday said on account of bad weather in Odisha, insurance claims paid under the crop insurance scheme were more than the total premiums. He said there were four states, including Odisha, where under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) more than 100 per cent claims against the total premiums were registered during the last Kharif season.
18 06
2018
Kenya - Farmers advised on insuring crops, livestock
In an interview, Association of Insurance Brokers of Kenya (AIBK) chairman Nelson Omolo tells farmers to cushion themselves from calamities by partaking in agriculture insurance. It is the protection farmers can get from insurance companies for their crops and livestock in case of a calamity. A farmer pays a small amount called a premium to an insurance firm to compensate him whenever he incurs losses.
18 06
2018
Belarus - In three oblasts, crops died due to hot weather conditions
Due to the hot weather conditions in Belarus, in Gomel oblast the crop losses reached nearly 58 thsd ha, in Mogilev oblast — 20 thsd ha, and in Brest oblast — 26.5 thsd ha, reported the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus on June 14. According to the Chairman of the Committee on agriculture and food of Gomel oblast administration, in Gomel oblast winter grain crops died throughout the areas of 44.67 thsd ha.
18 06
2018
USA - Drought hits Brazos Valley, hurting crops
The sun and a south wind are scorching corn in the field and driving cattle to seek shade. It is only mid-June, but already drought conditions have hit parts of the Brazos Valley. Some relief was expected this weekend, with an 80 percent chance of showers in today's forecast. Brazos County received more than 21 inches of rain through June 14 last year. In the same period this year, just over 14 inches of rain has been recorded at Easterwood Airport, according to the weather service.
18 06
2018
China - The biggest smart greenhouse has been built in Daqing
The Daqing Hongfu modern technology industry project covers an area of more than 10000 mu, with a total investment of 15 billion RMB. The aim of the project is to build up a large-scale integrated park which features modern technological agricultural industries and combines other leisure, cultural, scientific, business and healthcare industries.