Battambang province’s Agricultural Department and other relevant authorities are deepening two canals in an effort to rescue more than 8,000 hectares of rice paddy in Thma Koul district, which is in the midst of a monthlong drought. Chhim Serey Vichara, the director of the provincial Agricultural Department, told The Post on Wednesday that early in the rainy season, there was plenty of water because of heavy rains, so farmers in Thma Koul and other Battambang districts began the cultivation confidently.
In 30 years of farming, Jamie Ross has seen dry years, but nothing like this. "I've never seen it this dry this early," the Kahoka farmer said. "Even if we get rains this week, we're still just mid-June. We still have July and August, our hottest, driest months, to get through." Ross recorded just 1.4 inches of rain since April 10 before last week brought another 7/10ths of an inch -- the driest conditions in Northeast Missouri.
In Ukraine the general harvest of grains will remain at the same as last year, because the market does not expect for any significant reduction of the average grain yield, taking into account the successful overwintering of winter grains and spring moisture reserves, which positively impacted on beginning of the harvesting campaign, declared the First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food, Maksym Martynyuk, on June 19.
By 2018, in Ukraine the number of pigs decreased by approximately three times. To maintain the desired level of livestock, have to be imported into the country of imported genetic material. “Ukraine was once more than 21 million pigs, now — a little over six million, in the three and a half times we fell in livestock. Previously, there was a high enough efficiency, but has been developed tribal infrastructure.
Freezes and frosts have damaged more than half of the Christmas tree crop in some parts of Nova Scotia this spring. The council has been talking with the provincial Agriculture Department and the Federation of Agriculture on possible emergency funding to help growers. Bonnyman didn’t have a damage estimate but noted that Nova Scotia growers export at least $15 million in trees each year.
Six hundred farmers at Agogo in the Ashanti Region and parts of northern Ghana, who suffered natural disasters in the 2017 farming season, have received an insurance of GH¢640,052.69 from the Ghana Agricultural Insurance Pool (GAIP). The GAIP, a private insurance company, yesterday presented a cheque for the amount being insurance claims, to a Kumasi-based private company, Premium Foods Ltd, on behalf of the farmers at a ceremony in Accra.
The ongoing eruption of Kilauea on Hawaii’s Big Island is starting to have a noticeable impact on the state’s agriculture industry and some farmers, cut off by lava flows, are resorting to unusual methods to harvest their crops. The state department of agriculture estimates the eruption has resulted in over $14 million in losses for farmers on the island. That figure is likely to rise as the lava continues to flow, with no predictable end in sight.
ANAKIE sheep and grain farmer Shane Trotter was “shocked” when he discovered his insurance policy did not cover livestock theft. About three weeks ago thieves cut the chain on a padlocked gate of his farm and took 148 lambs that were ready to be sold. The lambs were estimated to be worth $150 each, or $22,200. The theft was reported to police. “But they didn’t even come out, they just wrote a report from their office,” Mr Trotter said.
Residents of Boulder County spent Tuesday surveying the aftermath of a storm on Monday that dropped 3-inch hailstones.A meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said that 1.25-inch hail was reported in south Longmont and south of Hygiene, and 1-inch hail was reported two miles northwest of Niwot.
About one-quarter of Ukraine's territory suffers from drought, with mostly eastern and southern regions under threat of losing a considerable part of the gross grain harvest. Tetyana Adamenko, the head of Ukraine's Hydrometeorological Centre said this as quoted by Interfax-Ukraine news agency. The drought engulfed the southeastern part of Ukraine - mostly Zaporizhya, Kherson and Kharkiv region.
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