The National Weather Service in Riverton says that “dry conditions continue to increase in intensity across much of Wyoming.” “A very dry Spring and early Summer has expanded drought conditions across much of Wyoming in July,” the NWS in Riverton said on Thursday, July 30. “This will also increase the Fire Danger across the region.”
When a deep freeze struck local peach orchards this April, growers could only guess how bad the damage might be. Now that harvest season is under way, it’s become clear that their generally pessimistic early outlook was well-warranted. “I don’t know of any producer that wasn’t affected severely,” said Corey Hicks, county executive director for the federal Farm Services Agency Mesa County office.
New research shows that the loss of bees in agricultural areas is hampering the supply of a number of key food crops. Biodiversity experts have for years raised alarm bells over the consequences of continued decline in pollinators. The latest study shows that the loss of wild bees due to habitat destruction, pesticide use and the climate crisis could pose serious complications for global food security.
Farmers have sought compensation for crop loss suffered due to heavy rain in Mansa district. The aggrieved farmers said no one from the Agriculture Department or the district administration had visited their fields to assess the level of damage. Agriculturists in around 40 villages, including Khokhar Khurd, Jhunir, Sardulgarh and Budhladha, who had sown paddy and cotton, suffered extensive loss.
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