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.
The Chief Minister had announced a compensation package for farmers and other people affected by the cyclonic storm Yaas June 10. However, the exclusion of Sambalpur district from the list of Yaas affected districts has left the farmers deprived of compensation. As a result, the fate of the farmers now hinges with the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC).
According to La Unio de Llauradors' first emergency assessment, yesterday's storms affected some 3,000 hectares of crops in the provinces of Valencia and Castellon, and initial losses could amount to nearly 2 million euro. The storms arrived unexpectedly. The AEMET did not foresee any type of precipitation and no yellow alert had been declared.
Faced with the consequences of the frost episode that severely affected French farms last April, producers are organizing themselves to cope. According to the PDO Peaches and Apricots of France, the apricot orchards were the most affected by the frost. Some producers in the Rhône-Alpes region have reported losses of 80%.
Grandview, Washington, has had several days of heat advisories, but these kind of temperatures are welcome to many cherry growers in the Valley, at least to an extent. For some in the lower valley, the harvest is set to start and the hot weather is helping the fruit develop to just the right size before they have to get picked.
A severe cyclone made landfall in India’s eastern region last week, causing massive damage to shrimp farms in the affected areas in in West Bengal and Odisha states. The cyclone, Yaas, wreaked havoc and caused damages to the agriculture sector in West Bengal. The aquaculture industry’s losses in the state were estimated at INR 10 billion (USD 137.9 million, EUR 113.1 million).
Some Ottawa area farmers say there will be no bouncing back from a recent frost that has wiped out large portions of their crops. Ann Marie Rochon and her husband own Rochon Garden in the city's rural southeast end, where they grow a variety of produce, including strawberries which are their "biggest sellers."
A hailstorm damaged orchards and standing crops in multiple hamlets of Chowkibal area, creating havoc among the locals here. The hailstorm caused damage in areas including Hachmarg and many hamlets of Chowkibal, leaving farmers shattered. “The hailstorm started in afternoon which lasted for 10 minutes causing huge loss to orchards including apple, almond, walnut and cherry besides substantially damaging standing crops, vegetables and paddy saplings,” said a local.
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