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18.01.2022

India - Farmers break-down before ministers on visit to see crop damage

A team of ministers and officials have examined the crops, especially chilli, damaged in the recent untimely rain and hailstorm in the erstwhile Warangal district on Tuesday and assured the farming community that the government would come to their rescue.

18.01.2022

Spain - Status of Almeria's greenhouse crops

The Junta de Andalucía recently updated the information on the state of crops in the community. From December 20, 2021, to January 9, 2022, the harvesting of tomatoes continued in Almeria's Poniente greenhouses.

18.01.2022

UK - Smart soil bugs offer farmers an ecofriendly route to controlling crop diseases

An innovative method of controlling a range of damaging crop diseases using native, beneficial soil bacteria has emerged from a research-industry collaboration.

18.01.2022

East Asia - Rising ground ozone pollution causes crop loss worth $63b

Rising ozone pollution is having a devastating impact on agriculture in East Asia, causing a crop production loss of nearly $63 billion annually, which may exacerbate food insecurity and health risk in the region.

17.01.2022

South Africa - What excessive rains mean for food prices

“Bathi isitshixo semvula sikuwe, vala le mvula, sonele ngoku!” (They say you have the key for closing the rain tank; we’ve had enough, close it now), said Victor Mongoato, a grain farmer from Matatiele, on a call to me earlier this week.

17.01.2022

USA - January USDA citrus forecast projects fewer Florida oranges

In its January forecast, the USDA reduced its estimate for Florida Orange production while holding Florida Grapefruit production steady for the 2021-22 season.

17.01.2022

Philippines - Agricultural damage from Typhoon Odette rises to P13.4B

The estimate of agricultural damage caused by Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai) has been upgraded to P13.4 billion, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said.

17.01.2022

India - 1,375 insured farmers seek compensation for crop loss in Ambala district

As many as 1,375 insured farmers have sought compensation for the crop loss in over 10,000 hectare under the Pradhan Manti Fasal Bima Yojana in the district, while hundreds of uninsured farmers, too, are hoping to get the relief.

17.01.2022

India - Ropar maize farmers to be compensated for crop loss

The district revenue officials in Ropar are all set to disburse the compensation among farmers who faced loss of their maize crop following pest attack.

17.01.2022

India - Six states report crop damage due to rains

Data from Agriculture Ministry on Friday showed that overall trend of Rabi crop sowing progress is progressing satisfactorily owing to the fact that major growing states have received recent winter rainfall, beneficial for Rabi crops, even as some states have reported crop damage due to excess rains.

17.01.2022

UK - Tenant farmers need compensation for game bird damage

Game shooting makes a valuable contribution to Scotland’s rural economy and landscape through employment and attracting visitors at a time of year when others are often staying at home.

17.01.2022

UK - Сharities condemn ‘betrayal’ of allowing bee-killing pesticide in sugar beet crops

The government has ignored the advice of its scientific advisers to allow sugar beet farmers to deploy a banned bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticide in 2022.

14.01.2022

India - Insurance companies accelerate pay-outs on crop loss

Following repeated reminders from the office of the Agriculture Commissioner, insurance companies have settled the majority of crop loss claims in the state. To date, 44.26 lakh farmers in the state have received Rs 2,501.66 crore in way of compensation for crop loss earlier in the season.

14.01.2022

USA - Destructive onion virus evolving and spreading

Washington State University virologists state that the iris yellow spot virus posing an ever-growing danger to onion crops, as it is evolving and spreading. Nearly 20 years ago, Hanu Pappu examined wilting onion plants collected from a field in Grant County, Washington, by fellow WSU scientists Gary Pelter and Lindsey du Toit.

14.01.2022

India - Chandrashekhar Bawankule demanded assessment of crop loss

Bharatiya Janata Party MLC Chandrashekhar Bawankule from Nagpur district had on Wednesday demanded that the government assess the damage caused to the crop due to unseasonal rains and hailstorms in eastern Vidarbha. And also announce compensation to all the farmers.

14.01.2022

Spain - Mandarin season ends far worse than expected

In Belgium, Euro Gijbels' Spanish Clemenules season has slowly ground to halt. "I'd taken shortages at the end of the season into account. However, the opposite happened. We ended the season with too much product and had to push hard to get it all sold," says John Gijbels.

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