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15 02
2019
Australia - Cattle deaths: $5 billion loss ‘largely uninsured’
Devastating flooding in Queensland’s northwest is feared to have killed about 500,000 cattle and left farmers with estimated costs of $5 billion – but most is not covered by insurance. The Cattle Council of Australia says the full extent of losses is difficult to calculate, but feedback from affected properties suggests more than 500,000 animals have died.
15 02
2019
Brazil - Govt could double budget to subsidize farm insurance next year
Brazil could double its budget for subsidizing farm insurance in 2020, the country’s agriculture policy secretary said on Thursday, seemingly running counter to the new government’s pledge to slash public spending in the face of mounting debt. The government could increase its budget to subsidize premiums for insurance against potential harvest losses to 1 billion reais ($266.31 million), the Agriculture Ministry’s policy secretary Eduardo Sampaio said in an interview.
15 02
2019
USA - Crop insurance decisions must be made
During the next few weeks, many farm operators will be finalizing their crop insurance decisions for this crop year. Producers have several crop insurance policy options to choose from, including yield protection (YP) policies and revenue protection (RP and RPE) policies, as well as other group insurance policy options.
15 02
2019
Argentina - Soya crop forecast at 52 million tonnes despite loss due to rain
Argentina's soya crop is battling storms that have flooded some marginal growing regions while helping yields in prime farm areas, with one grains exchange increasing its harvest forecast while another warned it may cut its 2018/19 planting estimate. The country's soya crop should reach 52 million tonnes this season, up from 50 million tonnes previously forecast.
15 02
2019
Iran - Report on satellite crop monitoring
The Iranian Space Agency (ISA) has released a report on satellite crop monitoring of the subtropical area in its Northern provinces of Gilan and Mazandaran. The monitoring is based on the imagery received from remote sensing satellites. The detailed report is provided for provincial managers in order to improve macro-management of agriculture nationwide.
15 02
2019
India - Arabica coffee growers brace for poor harvest
A pall of gloom has descended on Arabica coffee growers in Somwarpet who are bracing up for a poor harvest caused by the untimely rains. During the previous monsoon, which witnessed heavy rains, coffee growers had suffered huge crop loss. Most of the Arabica coffee plantations had been hit by the disease.