The latest Saskatchewan crop report says heavy rainfall this past week caused flooding problems for some farmers. The rain was welcome but much more than farmers wanted at one time. Northeast of Old Wives Lake saw the largest localized rain, resulting in 208 millimeters or 8 inches over the course of a few hours.
“Two decades of cultivating these fields helped lay the foundation of this house,” said tomato farmer Bharat Navle, 43, gesturing at his two-storied white bungalow. “Now, just two years of loss might force me to sell it off.” Vast expanses of lush farmland dot Agar Khanapur village in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district.
According to the latest drought monitor provided by the United States Department of Agriculture, approximately 55% of the state is experiencing at least moderate drought conditions, including at least part of 52 of the state’s 72 counties. Included in that total is 8% of the state, including at least parts of 14 counties in southeastern Wisconsin as well as Vernon and Crawford counties, currently experiencing severe drought conditions.
Zurich North America’s crop insurance business has connected to farm data management software John Deere Operations Center, through John Deere’s API Services. The connection expands Rural Community Insurance Services’ (RCIS) existing precision agriculture offerings and allows its insureds to electronically connect their field data to RCIS systems for a more seamless, accurate and secure crop insurance reporting experience.
This is the time of year when Yantai harvests open-field cherries. However, excessive rainfall this year has caused many cherries to split open. Some of the orchard owners report as many as 70%-80% of their cherries have been affected. The overall product quality is greatly reduced this year, and the market price naturally dropped to a new low point.
Nagaland is looking at a drought-like situation with the delay in the arrival of monsoon, state Agriculture Minister G Kaito Aye said on Wednesday. Addressing a press conference, he said the State is witnessing peculiar weather this year and a drought-like condition is feared if there is no rain within the next few weeks.
In its better years, the Paimpol coconut production could reach up to 10,000 tons, but the year 2020 marked “the smallest harvest in 10 years” with only 4,300 tons. According to Hubert Jacob, producer and president of the union in the defense of the Paimpol coconut PDO, “we have been facing a regular decrease over the past 3 years.”
Despite some rain in the forecast for Thursday, Minnesota is experiencing drought conditions. The beginning of June this year has been one of the hottest on record for Minnesota, but farmers and grain buyers, at least in southern Minnesota, are fortunate for the rain that came before the excessive heat.
Guardian minister Vijay Wadettiwar expressed his concern over rising instances of predator attack and crop damage due to wildlife in the area under Bramhapuri forest division, during a meeting with senior forest officials on Monday. As many as 19 people have been killed and 69 injured by predator attacks in Bramhapuri forests during the last three years.
Zurich North America has announced that its crop insurance business, Rural Community Insurance Services (RCIS), is now connected to John Deere Operations Center, a farm data management software, through John Deere’s API Services. The connection expands RCIS’s existing agriculture offerings and allows farmers insured through RCIS to electronically connect their field data to RCIS systems for more seamless, accurate and secure crop insurance reporting.
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