"Our company, which covers 35 hectares, 30 of which are used for the cultivation of citrus fruits, is located between the areas of Lentini and Carlentini in the province of Syracuse, in eastern Sicily. These are two areas suitable respectively for early and medium-late crops, and particularly suitable for citrus production.
It was a disastrous year for Spanish persimmon. Demand is extremely low, prices are ridiculous (€0.08-0.10/kg) and a lot of the fruit is being left on trees because it is not even worth harvesting it. A grower reports that "no one is paying attention to us. Producer organizations, which were born to defend producers, are actually at the service of the big retail chain and politics.
As unprecedented wildfires threaten large parts of Australia, the nation’s agriculture industries are counting the cost of the blazes that have scorched pasture, destroyed livestock, and razed vineyards. With the fires still burning and fears of more to come, it’s too early to quantify the damage, analysts and industry officials said.
The United States Senate has passed an appropriations package that includes expanded funding to the “Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus” and authorizes that funding to cover new programs. Montana’s U.S. Senator Jon Tester pushed for the $1.5 billion in additional funding to help farmers who faced crop losses due to heavy, early season snow this year.
The Lovell Western Sugar Factory District saw a 41 percent total production loss from storms this fall, according to statistics reported to the USDA by Western Sugar. USDA Big Horn County Farm Service Agency Executive Director Brenda Miller said Rebecca Larson, Western Sugar government liaison, reported that the factory district had a 12 percent reduction in yield and lost 5,062 acres due to frost this season, or a total of 29.3 percent of acreage planted.
Too dry, too wet and then it snowed. That sums up Manitoba’s 2019 growing season, culminating with the “harvest from hell,” which for some farmers won’t end until spring. “I have often said it’s not a good sign when you’re harvesting and they’re playing Christmas carols on the radio,” Minto farmer and Keystone Agricultural Producers president Bill Campbell said.
Widespread rot and botrytis diseases have led to farmers having to destroy crop at a time when onion prices are high. At a time when the price of shallots is still rocketing over ₹130 a kg in various parts of the State, farmers in Perambalur district have been destroying their standing onion crops due to widespread rot and botrytis diseases.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) reported an estimated damage to agriculture from the onset of Typhoon Tisoy in CALABARZON and the Bicol Region which reached to P530-million. Based on initial assessment received by the Department, around 3,800 farmers and over 14,000 hectares of farm land were affected by the typhoon.
Thailand's annual paddy production for both the main and second crops is forecast at 27-28 million tonnes in the 2019-20 season, weighed down by a drop in production for the second crop because of flooding and drought. Production from the main crop is forecast at 24 million tonnes of paddy, down 4-12.5% from 25-27 million tonnes the previous season.
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