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30.11.2021

USA - Texas citrus crop on the comeback trail from winter storm damage

Juan Anciso, AgriLife Extension Horticulturist, says Texas citrus trees are bouncing back, but fruit is sparse this season following the storm. An AgriLife Extension study estimated the severe freeze caused $230 million in damage to Texas’ citrus industry.

30.11.2021

Indonesia - With loss of forests, Bali villages find themselves vulnerable to disaster

Stretching across Bali’s southwest coast and up into the mountainous hinterland is Jembrana, one of the least populated of the Indonesian island’s nine administrative districts.

30.11.2021

Somalia - Intensifying drought will likely result in deyr crop failure and livestock losses

The *deyr *rains have largely failed since October, causing alarm for the deterioration of food security conditions in Somalia. Intensifying drought has led to water shortages, a high likelihood of crop failure, and atypically high levels of livestock migration and deaths.

30.11.2021

India - Bommai sets 2-week deadline to disburse crop loss aid

After announcing that crop loss compensation will be directly deposited into farmers bank accounts within 24 hours after details are uploaded on the government website, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai directed the officials to take up the process on war-footing and complete it by December second week.

30.11.2021

Australia - Record wheat harvest but rains hurt quality

Australia, one of the world’s biggest wheat growers, boosted its official production forecast by more than 5% to a record, but warned that heavy rains and floods had damaged the crop in the east of the country.

29.11.2021

Austria - Late frost and cold led to lower pome and stone fruit harvest

Late frost and cold weather again led to losses in the fruit harvest. In 2021, 188,200 tons of dessert fruit were produced, as Statistics Austria reports. This was 14% below the ten-years average and 2% lower than the previous year's production.

29.11.2021

India - Karnataka writes to Centre seeking financial aid for crop loss

With standing crops on over five lakh hectares damaged in November rains, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on November 29 said the Karnataka Government has written to the Centre seeking additional financial aid for providing compensation to farmers who had lost their crop.

29.11.2021

Australia - How rain can make you lose $250,000 in an hour

David Zahlan, Director at Alexanders Fruit Market was visiting a farm in Cobram, Victoria this week where he saw first-hand the damage that can be done by an hour's worth of rain on an orchard.

29.11.2021

India - Unseasonal rain destroys more than one-third of coffee crop

More than a third of ready-to-harvest coffee crop in Karnataka has been destroyed in the untimely rain that lashed the coffee-growing region. More rain forecast in the next few days has left the growers worried.

29.11.2021

The world production of nuts will fall by 8% this campaign

According to the forecasts of the International Nuts and Dried Fruit Council (INC), the world production will produce 4.99 million tons of nuts this season -not including pistachios in shell-, i.e. 7.99% less than in the 2020/21 season.

29.11.2021

USA - Researchers try producing potato resistant to climate change

University of Maine researchers are trying to produce potatoes that can better withstand warming temperatures as the climate changes. Warming temperatures and an extended growing season can lead to quality problems and disease, Gregory Porter, a professor of crop ecology and management.

29.11.2021

India - TN may seek more funds as higher crop damage likely

Revenue Minister KKSSR Ramachandran on Saturday said the State government may seek more assistance from the Centre towards relief and restoration works in rain-affected areas since heavy rains continue and more damage to standing crops are expected.

29.11.2021

Canada - Farmer devastated over loss of crop says dreams of making Abbotsford the 'saffron capital' of B.C. persists

For Avtar Dhillon, living in the SumasPrairie in Abbotsford meant cultivating his dream to farm the world's most expensive spice in British Columbia. Now his crop of about 250,000 saffron bulbs lies still under several feet of muddied water.

26.11.2021

USA - Drought Monitor shows drop in most critical category for parts of California

Drought conditions in parts of Northern California are showing signs of improvement according to the Thanksgiving Day Drought Monitor release.

26.11.2021

India - Third early snowfall in a row menaces Kashmir’s apple harvest

In another example of how the climate crisis threatens agriculture around the world, early snowfall has damaged Kashmir's apple harvest for the third year in a row.

26.11.2021

Canada - Hail losses reach near record high

It was a bad year for hail on the Prairies in 2021. According to the Canadian Crop Hail Association (CCHA), both Saskatchewan and Alberta experienced more hail losses than they have in years.

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