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16 08
2018
USA - Rain cuts harvest of hops at local brewery nearly in half
Augusta County has seen more than 15 inches of rain this summer, and that rain has caused some issues for a Valley brewery. Stable Craft Brewery grows a lot of its own hops, which have been damaged by the extensive rain and storms. As of August 14, the area has surpassed 40 inches of rain for the year, putting 2018 in the top 30 wettest years on record for the Shenandoah Valley, even with four months to go.
16 08
2018
USA - When crop conditions and insurance options collide
When USDA released its yield estimates and crop production numbers this past Friday many farmers exhaled a collective sigh of disgust. While certain states’ crops flourish, drought, greensnap and disease in other states indicate only combines will tell the true yield story of 2018. In west central Wisconsin, corn and soybean farmer Tony Mellenthin had a fantastic start to the season on his 7,000 acres. That great start could be slipping away, however, as rains become few and far between.
16 08
2018
USA - Huli for Kauai’s taro farmers
For Kauai farmers, recovering from a major flood event is more complicated that just removing silt. As communities continue the process of recovery, growers are looking at the long process of bringing their impacted fields back into production. This is a significant challenge for farmers of perennial crops that are not propagated from seeds, including important local crops like taro, sweet potato, and banana. It can be difficult to obtain sufficient cuttings to plant a new crop.
16 08
2018
Philippines - Rats infest NegOcc farms
Rat infestation in rice farms in Negros Occidental resulted in production loss worth about P8.4 million, according to the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA). OPA data showed that from July to August, rats have attacked a total of 703 hectares of rice fields in four localities in the province. OPA head Japhet Masculino on Tuesday said the rodents infested the rice farms in four barangays of San Enrique, 11 barangays of Valladolid,  three barangays of Bago City, and four barangays of Cadiz City.
16 08
2018
Ireland - Effect of drought will be felt right through winter
The heat has somewhat subsided in Europe this last week but it is still incredibly dry, even Ireland which is famously cold and wet, is suffering from the drought conditions, it didn't rain at all in June and July and although August has seen some short showers in the north and west of the country the east has remained mostly dry. Justin Leonard from Jackie Leonard & Sons, based in Dublin, said the temperatures in Ireland have been extremely warm, up to 25 degrees.
15 08
2018
USA - Millions of corn and soybean acres in poor-to-very-poor condition
Crop Progress report revealed that 70 percent of the U.S. corn crop is in good-to-excellent condition, down 1 percentage point from last week, but 8 percentage points higher than the prior year’s 62 percent good-to-excellent. USDA estimates that 10 percent of the corn crop is in poor-to-very-poor condition, unchanged from last week and in line with prior-year levels.
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