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20.05.2022

Pakistan - Scant hope for relief as repeated heat waves scorch

In Pakistan’s north, rising levels of heat have accelerated glacial melting, triggering the collapse of a historic bridge in the Hunza Valley, bordering China. In the south, weakened flows to the Indus river have resulted in a nearly 38 percent water shortage in Punjab and Sindh – major crop-producing provinces.

20.05.2022

Dry situation in much of Northern Europe leads to concerns about early potato crop

Overall, markets remain largely unchanged, with sales and consumption settling back to pre-Covid levels. Digging of early Home Guard and Premier varieties have commenced in the south east this week, with small quantities available in retailers.

20.05.2022

Spain - The losses due to rains and cold in Valencian agriculture could amount to 150 million euro

After two and a half months of persistent rainfall, low temperatures, and lack of sunshine, the farmers of the Valencian Community are starting to see the real damage these weather events have had or will have on most of their crops.

20.05.2022

China - Apple production is expected to drop by about 30% in 2022

On May 11, strong convective weather occurred in many apple-producing areas in Gansu, and some areas experienced heavy rainfall and hail. In addition, apple-producing areas in Shandong have experienced multiple rounds of frosty weather in the past few days.

20.05.2022

USA - The disease killing millions of bats costs ag hundreds of millions of dollars a year

Bats play a big role in agriculture. They fertilize, pollinate and eat crop-loving insects. As the deadly white-nose syndrome kills millions of bats across the U.S., the loss is felt across the industry – and it comes with a price tag.

20.05.2022

Mozambique - Over 244,000 hectares of crops damaged by heavy rains

Just over 244,000 hectares of various crops have been plagued by heavy rains, flooding, storms, and drought in the Mozambican 2021-2022 agricultural campaign.

20.05.2022

Spain - We estimate that about 50,000 tons of fruit may have been lost on the island of La Palma

On December 13, 2021, the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano in La Palma came to an end; undoubtedly long-awaited news that was widely celebrated, but an end that also meant the beginning of a challenging reconstruction process, necessary to recover from the damage caused by the 85 day long phenomenon.

20.05.2022

Canada - Seeding in Saskatchewan still behind schedule due to spring rains

Rain continues to put a damper on seeding in Saskatchewan. According to the weekly crop report from the province’s Ministry of Agriculture, 33 per cent of the 2022 crop is in the ground, significantly behind the five-year average of 53 per cent for this time of year.

19.05.2022

Spain - It is estimated that close to 30% of Almeria's almond production could have been lost

ASAJA-Almería foresees an "uneven" almond production in this Spanish province. The impact of the weather conditions this spring has affected 59% of the almond tree acreage.

19.05.2022

India - Heavy rain, rough sea batter Alappuzha

Intermittent heavy showers and rough sea battered parts of Alappuzha on Wednesday. Waterlogging has been reported from several low-lying areas in the district. People living in coastal areas are on the edge after being hit by high tidal waves.

19.05.2022

India - Excessive rains affect agricultural activity in Mysuru

Incessant rains in Mysuru and surrounding regions since the last few days has affected agricultural activity with water logging reported in several areas.

19.05.2022

USA - Hot summer temperatures bring severe weather patterns, risk to crops

"Looking at the NOAA official summer temperature outlook, a greater number of storms are expected, as the forecast calls for higher temperatures and normal to above-normal precipitation," according to Kevin McNew, Chief Economist for Farmers Business Network (FBN).

19.05.2022

Canada - Quebec beekeepers call for emergency aid as hives suffer catastrophic losses

Quebec beekeepers are calling on the federal and provincial governments for emergency aid as bee populations see a mortality three times higher than the average.

19.05.2022

USA - Grim 2022 drought outlook offers warnings for the future as climate change brings a hotter, thirstier atmosphere

Much of the western U.S. has been in the grip of an unrelenting drought since early 2020. The dryness has coincided with record-breaking wildfires, intense and long-lasting heat waves, low stream flows and dwindling water supplies in reservoirs that millions of people across the region rely on.

19.05.2022

USA - Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz visits Benson area to view storm damage

Rick Flower had a shop on his farmstead south of Benson where he did auto body work. It’s gone now. Wind took it away during the May 12 storms that caused widespread damage in the state. All that’s left of the shop is a concrete slab and the framework of three metal hoists.

19.05.2022

Philippines - Testing public-private partnership in crop insurance to boost farmers’ resilience

In the Philippines, farming is a risky business. The country is battered by an average of 20 typhoons a year and as the storms become more intense due to climate change, the stakes get bigger for Filipino farmers, who make up a quarter of the country’s workforce.

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