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19 10
2018
Canada - No rush to crop insurance yet
David Van Deynze, MASC’s vice-president of insurance operations, said if the crop is badly degraded, or impractical to harvest, adjusters will still estimate the yield that will be added to the farmer’s long-term average. That affects coverage in the future; the higher the farmer’s long-term average yield, the higher the coverage.
19 10
2018
USA - Storm damage devastates Georgia corn farms
South Georgia corn farmers say heavy storm winds are responsible for ruining this year's crop. They say it blew over acres of fresh corn in the middle of harvest, and now they're racing to salvage what they can. Tuesday, Sweet Georgia Corn packing house in Camilla worked to chill truckloads of crates full of fresh corn pulled from the field that morning.
19 10
2018
Thailand - Alarm raised on emerging drought crisis
The Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) of Thailand raised concerns on emerging drought crisis in the country's northeast region. Nakhon Ratchasima, Maha Srakham and Khon Kaen in the Northeast, Suphan Buri and Uthai Thani in the Central Plains, and Lampang and Chiang Mai in the North are on alert after officials found many dams do not contain enough water to irrigate farmland in the coming cool season.
19 10
2018
USA - Heavy rains have ruined Virginia's wine grapes this year
The heavy rains the region experienced this year helped to spread the disease, which destroyed tons of fruit. Black rot wasn’t the only problem this year. All that rain was bad for the grapes just by itself. The refrain is echoed through grapevines all over the Washington region. Some growers say it’s the worst year they’ve ever seen. The rain forced growers to make a tough decision: pick some grapes too soon or let them rot on the vine.
19 10
2018
South Africa - Almost R1 billion allocated to Western Cape drought relief
The Western Cape is set to receive R974 million (€59.5 mln) from the South African National Treasury and the National Disaster Management Centre for disaster recovery programmes and projects. Anton Bredell, Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning in the Western Cape, stated the bulk of the funding had been allocated to drought alleviation and combating programmes across the province.
19 10
2018
USA - Invasive beetle causes big problems on Hawaii's Big Island
The owner of an orchard in Puna, on Hawaii island, recently saw half of his trees killed due to a pest. He said it started with a healthy avocado tree, about a month after he purchased some mulch. "A ball of soil was shoveled out of the truck and I saw all these crawly things in it and I wasn't sure if it was termites or what."
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