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26 08
2019
USA - USDA declares canal collapse losses as insurable event
The United States Department of Agriculture announced it has determined that an irrigation tunnel collapse in Wyoming was due to natural causes and will be an insurable event for ag producers.
26 08
2019
Canada - Early frost risk elevated on the Prairies
Another dilemma is expected for the 2019 growing season. After a late start, western Canadian farmers could be challenged by an early end. Over the August 10 weekend there were isolated reports of frost in some areas of the Peace River region in Alberta.
26 08
2019
Philippines - Government proposes mandatory crop insurance
As climate change and more frequent disasters result in massive agricultural losses, a bill in the Philippine Senate proposes mandatory crop insurance for rice and other essential produce.
26 08
2019
Spain - Gran Canaria: The biggest fire since 2012
With more than 9,000 hectares affected and 10,000 people evacuated, the fire has affected 8% of the surface of Gran Canaria. With a perimeter of more than 100 kilometres and flames that reach 50 metres, the fire is beginning to be controlled, but it is still alive.
23 08
2019
USA - Industrial hemp farmers in need of Federal Crop Insurance
Cannabis businesses are not immune to the harsh realities of any other business. In fact, they likely deal with even more difficult challenges than many other traditional businesses in a variety of respects. For example, most businesses—if not all—should have some form of insurance and, without insurance, a businesses’ only remedy may be to resort to and/or be subject to the court system.
23 08
2019
Scotland - Rain-soaked August puts "dampener" on harvest
Scottish farmers are holding their breath for a break in the wet weather to complete this year's harvest and protect the quality of what could be a bumper haul. Warm and sunny conditions in spring and early summer have provided excellent growing conditions across Scotland, but recent torrential rain and flooding have come at a bad time for the industry.