Hundreds of tribal community members in Wayanad who depend on farming for decades to eke out a living find their lives shattered by nature’s fury. The problem is compounded by the fact that these farmers are ignorant of the various crop damage relief schemes. While non-tribal farmers, settled in Wayanad from other parts of the state, insure their crops.
After a very wet spring and late planting season in most of the Midwest, crop conditions had begun to improve in late June and early July in many areas. However, a series of severe storms in Minnesota and other Upper Midwest states in mid-July caused some crop damage, raising more questions about the quality of the corn and soybean crops.
The recent onslaught of Tropical Storm Falcon that enhanced the Southwest Monsoon has brought P15.4 million worth of damage and production losses to the agriculture sector of Negros Occidental. The Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA), in its progress report, said the rice crop losses have climbed to about P14.6 million.
An Okanagan orchard is working to recover lost crops after their worst season in the past decade. Witzke Orchards in Lake Country grows cherries, pears, apricots and others through the year, and are experiencing the same troubles as many other local orchards with the increase of rain to start the summer.
The fruit and berry harvest in Ukraine this season could fall by 25% compared with last year due to unfavorable weather conditions. Manufacturers complain of the rainy spring, dry summer, hail due to rapid temperature changes. There are still two months ahead, which, due to weather conditions, will be, like a lottery, for producers of pome crops.
Ohio farmers have a majority of their crops planted following a record rainfall in the state, but now they must wait and see what yields they will produce. Early farmer surveys show more than half of all corn and soybeans planted by Ohio farmers is expected to have some yield loss after record delays in planting, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
This year's weather has caused severe losses to fruit producers. According to preliminary estimates, the production will be up to 30% lower than usual due to the impact of spring frosts, dry weather, heavy rainfall and floods. This will affect fruit prices, especially in the case of sweet cherries, sour cherries and apples.
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