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27 06
2019
USA - Michigan farmers are ‘hit from all directions’
Amid the third wettest year in history, Michigan farmers are stressed by potentially devastating crop losses because sodden fields have prevented planting or portend smaller yields because planting is a month or more behind.
27 06
2019
Germany - Hail smashes greenhouses
Heavy storms have again caused significant damage in the past few days. "Hailstones almost as big as chicken eggs" dropped down in  Müden on the Aller in Lower Saxony, smashing the greenhouses of a producer.
27 06
2019
Vietnam - 2.8 million pigs culled due to ASF
The Vietnam government stated on June 25 that 2.8 million pigs, or 10 percent of the country’s herd, has been culled recently due to African Swine Fever (ASF). According to a government statement by the Livestock Production department, ASF has spread to 60 of 63 provinces in Vietnam.
27 06
2019
Hungary - Weaker watermelon yields expected
The main watermelon harvest in Hungary is expected to come at the end of this week and early next week. The fruit will be arriving in the shops at the beginning of July. This year’s harvest is later than usual, and producers are expecting to see less fruit. Nights were cooler at the time of early flowering, which will result in a poorer yield.
27 06
2019
India - Maharashtra orange farmers in grip of drought as nearly 40-60% crop dries up
Farmers of oranges in Maharashtra are caught in the grip of a severe drought, their orchards withering amid an intense heat wave. Nearly 40-60% of the orange orchards in the Vidarbha region have gone completely dry.
27 06
2019
Kenya - Cold weather poses challenges to farmers
Kenyan farmers have to contend with high cost of production as a biting cold weather hits several parts of the east African nation. The cold weather, which normally kicks off in July, started in late May, worsening an already bad situation for farmers after the March-May rains failed.