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13.10.2021

India - UP govt to compensate farmers for crop losses

Increasing its farmer outreach ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, the ruling BJP government in the state has now said that it will compensate all farmers whose crops have been damaged due to rains. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed officials to ensure crop compensation assessment at a high-level meeting held here on Monday evening.

13.10.2021

India - Waterlogging ruins cotton, bajra on 80K acres

Waterlogging has caused damage to barja and cotton crops spread over 80,000 acres in Rewari and Mahendragarh districts. The losses have been assessed in over 37,000 acres in Rewari, while these are in over 43,000 acres in Mahendragarh. This has been shown by separate surveys conducted by local offices of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department in both districts.

13.10.2021

Brazil - September´s estimate oranges at 13.8% less against last year

According to the September estimates of the Systematic Survey of Agricultural Production (LSPA), Brazil's harvest of cereals, legumes and oilseeds should reach 250.9 million tons in 2021. Dry weather in São Paulo jeopardized the production of oranges.

13.10.2021

Africa must upgrade its early warning systems as climate crisis deepens

Africa risks continued exposure to climate extremes unless it makes serious efforts to enhance and remodel its early warning systems, experts caution. “The message for Africa is simple — increasing ambition for action is an urgent imperative,” Dr.Richard Munang, the Africa Regional Climate Change Coordinator at the UN Environment Program (UNEP), told the Alliance for Science.

13.10.2021

USA - Tar spot disease continues to damage Indiana's corn crop

Tar spot disease is continuing to cause extensive damage to Indiana's corn crop. In News 18's previous Indiana Farm Report in July, 11 counties in Indiana reported positive cases. But now,78 counties are dealing with active tar spot. “Tar spot is a new disease here in Indiana,” said Purdue Field Crop Extension Pathologist, Darcy Telenko.

13.10.2021

India - Girdawri indicates 70-100% crop loss in Bathinda, Mansa

Special girdawari or harvest inspection of the south Malwa region states 70-100% damage of the cotton crop due to pink bollworm attack in Bathinda and Mansa districts. These two worst-hit districts comprise almost half of the total of 3.25 lakh hectares under cotton cultivation in Punjab this year.

13.10.2021

Spain - Lava and ash suffocate La Palma's banana sector

On Thursday, the Minister of Agriculture, Luis Planas, held an online meeting with the representatives of the Canarian agricultural sector. He relayed the Government's solidarity to the people affected by the volcano in Las Palmas and spoke about the content of the decree that was approved last Tuesday by the Council of Ministers to collect aid for the island's agriculture, livestock, and fishing sectors.

13.10.2021

USA - Climate change is already shocking the food chain

Stuart Woolf, a large almond and tomato producer, recently bulldozed 400 acres of almond orchards in central California — about 50,000 trees that under normal conditions would have produced $2.5 million of nuts every year for another decade. It’s a fraction of the 25,000 acres his family farms, but razing the land was a necessary triage — “Like cutting off your horribly infected hand to keep the rest of the body going,” he told me.

11.10.2021

Spain - Island of La Palma experiences new quake

Yesterday, a 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck in La Palma, in Spain’s Canary Islands. Volcanic eruptions have been underway there since September 19. According to data collected by the National Geographic Institute of Spain (IGN), the tremor, registered at a depth of 35 kilometers, is the biggest one on record since that day.

11.10.2021

USA - Christmas tree supply impacted due to extreme weather conditions

A warning for the holidays - we're facing another Christmas tree shortage. Drought conditions in the Pacific Northwest are being blamed for a poor crop of trees this year. The nation's largest tree-grower, Oregon, was especially hard hit which is making it tougher for retailers to order real trees for the upcoming season.

11.10.2021

China - Heavy rain hits corn harvest, raises quality concerns

Heavy rain across northern China this week has delayed the corn harvest, submerged fields in water and raised concerns about the quality of the crop in the world’s second largest producer, analysts and farmers said on Friday.

11.10.2021

Canada - Potato in the east faring well, while the west sees yield impact of excessive heat

Potato harvest is well underway in Canada, with varying results from a near-record harvest to too-short in supply. “Moving from east to west, the season is always later. We have more time in the east to allow the crop to get harvested before winter sets in, in a normal year,” says Kevin MacIsaac, of United Potato Growers of Canada.

11.10.2021

India - Govt provides Rs 146.5cr for crop damage due to floods

The wait of farmers from Kolhapur, Sangli and Satara districts to get the compensation for the crops damaged due to floods is finally over. The state government has released the compensation to the respective district collectors. For Kolhapur, Rs 85.70 crore have been released, Rs 52.75 crore for Sangli and Rs 8.01 crore for Satara.

11.10.2021

USA - Drought conditions cause soft white wheat production to plummet to historic lows

By almost any conceivable measure, this summer’s lengthy and extreme drought led to historic lows in the production and quality of the region’s signature cash crop. Soft white wheat, the kind grown on the hills of the Palouse and sought-after by worldwide markets for its use in cakes, pastries and noodles, had its worst production year nationwide since the mid-1970s, according to data from the United States Department of Agriculture.

11.10.2021

USA - Weather delay, rot posing worry for Alabama cotton crop

From rainy weather that delayed spring planting to bolls rotting in the field, Alabama cotton growers have reason for worry this year as they harvest a crop that's smaller than in years past. The Decatur Daily reported that on a recent day, Greg Bridgeforth only had to take a few steps to find rotten cotton bolls in the fields of his family business, Bridgeforth Farms, which has about 3,500 acres planted in Limestone County.

11.10.2021

Spain - Volcanic grit, water shortage threaten La Palma's banana crop

"It's worse than a plague," said Pedro Antonio Sanchez, fuming over the volcanic grit coating his bananas, the main source of wealth on the Canaries' island of La Palma. "It's worse than a pest or disease because it scratches [the fruit]," said Sanchez, gesturing at the black sandy deposits that have rained down since the volcano erupted on September 19.

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