The widespread rainfall experienced by the district in the last few days had caused extensive damage to standing crop on 2,161 hectares across the district. The crop damage had affected as many as 2,535 farmers, according to V. Sampath, District Collector. The horticulture crops such as plantain raised on 65.73 hectares by 313 farmers too had suffered damages. The revenue, agriculture and horticulture officials have been inspecting the rain damaged fields to assess the loss suffered by the farmers.
Over the weekend there was a large hail storm in Hoedspruit in the Limpopo area of South Africa. This is the largest mango production region in the country, "The full extent of the loss to the mango crop in that region has not been established, but initial indications are that it could be around 20%," explains CEO of Subtrop.
A strong hailstorm struck the southern city of Cordoba last Saturday and caused total damage in 90 percent of the green belt located between the roads to San Antonio and Route 9 South. The most affected area includes a vast region encompassing the fields on the way to San Antonio, San Carlos Road, the Road to 60 cuadras, Bouwer, and La Carbonada, stated the delegation of the Agrarian Federation Argentina (FAA).
Some Mid North croppers may have lost nearly all their harvest, after rain and hail pelted the region last week. A severe thunderstorm passed through the region, dumping falls as high as 107 millimetres at Jamestown, 90mm at Redhill, 78mm at Georgetown and 92mm at Port Pirie. Elders Burra agronomist said he heard of 30-130mm in the district which also had significant crop damage from hail.
Butil Farmers Representative has called on the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) to exempt farmers in Central Luzon who were victims of Typhoon "Lando" from paying irrigation fees until they recover their losses. Damage to agriculture alone reached P9, 629, 784 as of November 1 according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.
South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture is the state's lead agricultural official, but he is also a Bowman row-crop farmer. The historic floods last month dumped 15 inches of rain on his farm, leaving him wondering if there will be any crop to harvest this year. The SCDA, along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency and Clemson Extension Service, began initial damage assessments with preliminary estimates being that direct crop losses from the flood may exceed $300 million.
A severe storm system hit Israel last week, causing extensive damages to a number of fresh produce industries. The storm started early in the week with strong rains and developed to feature intense winds and local hail events. The brunt of the storm was felt in the northern and central regions of the country. According to early reports, more than 300 separate agricultural operations were damaged by the storm; roughly half of those were fresh vegetables operations such as cucumbers, tomatoes, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, and eggplant.
There will be 226 Negros First Universal Crop Insurance Program farmers from districts 1 to 6 who will receive indemnity checks for P942,585 at the 117 th Cinco de Noviembre program at the Provincial Capitol driveway in Bacolod City today. NFUCIP, now on its fourth year of implementation, was conceived to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change on the lives of Negrense farmers.
The farmers who were affected by Typhoon “Lando” have not received any indemnity from the government for their damaged crops, according to the Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura (Sinag). The umbrella group knows of no farmer in the central and eastern part of Pangasinan having received any insurance claims, said Sinag chair Rosendo So. Sinag groups some 33 organizations of farmers, agri-business operators and party-lists.
Senator wants to expand the scope and coverage of crop insurance in the country following an estimated P5.9-billion damage on the agriculture sector brought by Typhoon “Lando.” Chair of the Senate committee on agriculture and food, said the damage to agriculture brought by the typhoon “underscores the need to improve the government’s program to provide insurance protection to farmers.”
The partial amount of agricultural damage from “Lando” (international name “Koppu”) has reached almost P6 billion, affecting 277,060 hectares of agricultural areas and 386,834 metric tons (MT) of commodities in Regions 1, 2, 3, and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), according to the Department of Agriculture (DA). Rice crop production incurred the highest amount of damage estimated at P5.277 billion, equivalent to 359,362 MT of palay in the four regions severely affected by the tropical cyclone.
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