An irrigation facility stands tall above crops in Matimba and Musheri sectors of Nyagatare District, moving forth and back to water crops especially during drought in this Eastern Province’s drought prone area. The wheeled irrigation system effectively splashes water onto crops, enabling farmers to be resilient to drought which had adversely affected their yields before its establishment. The water used is pumped from the nearby Muvumba River.
HEAVY rains have led to a ‘disastrous’ cereal crop this year, a farmer’s spokesperson has said. Winter downpours forced farmers to sow their crops later than they normally would. “The spring has been very dry,” said Biel Torrens, from the Union of Farmers. DISASTROUS: Mallorca crops hit by weather “The cereal has been damaged and its performance will be much lower than average.” Many farmers have decided not to harvest the crop this year and are instead using the cereal as food for animals.
Farmers giving farm bill testimony have stated their No. 1 farm safety net is the crop insurance program. Crop insurance targets payments only to farmers who have losses caused by drought, heat, wind, hail and other weather perils; provides a backstop to marketing; and provides loan collateral. Farmers pay a significant amount of the premium for the coverage that best fits their farm and type of marketing, according to Kansas State University agricultural economics professor, Art Barnaby.
The state government took a decision to deposit input subsidy and crop insurance amount for the year 2016 in the bank accounts of farmers in drought-hit areas of the state. Without linking with crop insurance, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu directed public representatives to give `15,000 per hectare to farmers in drought-hit areas.
Dry and hot conditions helped crop development and fieldwork progress during the week ending June 11, according to the June 12 USDA Crop Progress report. However, Iowa could use rain in the next week, as some crops are showing signs of stress due to the dry conditions. Ninety-six percent of Iowa’s corn crop has emerged, one week behind last year. Seventy-seven percent of the corn crop was rated in good to excellent condition.
Folks in our area experienced severe storms on Tuesday night. John Dolincek, a Lawrence-area farmer experienced crop damage. "And I thought boy it's raining really hard and my son says no dad that's hail,” Dolincek said. Dolincek said as a farmer you can’t really do anything to get ready for this. A local extension educator, Jenny Rees, spent part of the day with Dolincek checking to see if even some soybean plants were still alive.
A Bacon County farmer and his two sons-in-law have agreed to pay the federal government $675,000 to settle a suit accusing them of making false crop insurance claims. The largest portion of the pay back, will come from Julian Rigby who will pay $350,000 personally and through his business, Alma Brightleaf Blueberry Farms Inc.
Dry conditions in South Dakota have prompted Governor Dennis Daugaard to activate the State Drought Task Force and farmers across the state can't get a break from the sunshine. It started out good for lifelong Miller farmer JD Wangsness. This year had the makings of a good one with calving and getting crops in the ground.
David Gammill owns a 1,300-acre wheat farm in Grandfield, in the southwest part of the state, where he has been a farmer for more than 45 years. Gammill also sells crop insurance, a godsend for many farmers and ranchers in a state familiar with natural disasters. There was this year's wildfire that set more than 318,025 acres ablaze in northwest Oklahoma. There was the five-year drought, which began in 2010 and peaked in 2014, the lowest wheat producing year since 1957.
Corn, soybean, wheat and rice growers in much of the country now have a new option for crop insurance, a Margin Protection (MP) product to cover the difference between county revenue levels and the select local operating costs. The MP policies can be coupled with conventional Revenue Protection (RP) insurance, which covers an individual farm’s revenue, and could provide indemnities when an RP policy doesn’t. MP policies also can be coupled with Yield Protection (YP) insurance.
According to information given by officials of the Statistical Department, Saidapur in Yadgir taluk has received the highest rainfall of 67.6 mm on Wednesday. The lowest rainfall of 0.6 mm was recorded in Surpur town in the district. The rainfall received in other places are: Narayanpur 59 mm, Balichakra 54 mm, Kakkera 39 mm, Kodekal 27 mm, Hunasagi 23 mm, Konkal 20 mm, Hattikuni 13 mm, Wadagera 12 mm and Yadgir 10 mm.
In parts of Agweek country, conditions have been wet. So wet, in fact, that it's hard to get a crop in the ground. In other parts of Agweek country, conditions have been dry. So dry, in fact, that farmers are staring at the fields, hoping something green starts to come up. Agriculture holds no guarantees. Whether it's the weather or the prices, farmers and ranchers often are operating at the mercy of something they can't control.
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