It is not the first time Spanish cultivation areas have been pummelled by lousy weather. This bad weather is moving over parts of Spain. There is rain in some places, and rivers flooding in others. Streets in, for example, Murcia, are flooded. In the southern part of the Alicante province, they have to deal with the impact of a new Dana or Gota Fria, making their way across the country.
The Kodagu district which was devastated by last year’s floods lost crops grown in over 86,000 hectares due to the floods. Maintaining that crop loss compensation has been directly credited to the bank accounts of the affected farmers through software specially developed for the purpose, Patil said that compensation has been paid in accordance with the guidelines for crop relief.
Floodwaters can rise quickly, cutting off access to feeding and/or water for livestock. Livestock producers should make plans for moving feed and livestock to higher ground before flooding this spring, North Dakota State University Extension specialists say. While the latest flood forecast showed some improvements, many areas of North Dakota are projected to experience moderate to major flooding this spring.
The cold weather and persistent heavy rain have been causing problems for UK growers for months now, most of the vegetable production is under pressure. Many regions are flooded including Newark, Nottingham, where FreshGro is based. “It is very difficult; we are struggling due to the flooding,” explains Alan Hunt from the company.
With thousands of farmers unable to get onto their land to plant crops following Storm Dennis, farming organisations across the UK are calling for an urgent relaxation of the three-crop rule. The UK Farming Roundtable has called for the Government to grant a derogation from the rule and to broaden the extent of the Farming Recovery Fund to help flood-hit farmers with any uninsurable losses as a result of flooding.
About 63.99 lakh hectares of farmland have been affected by floods in 15 states, while 7.91 lakh hectares of agriculture land has been hit by drought in two states so far in the ongoing 2019-20 crop year (July-June), union minister Narendra Singh Tomar said. "There have been extreme weather events in the recent past including extended dry period, flood, hailstorm, cyclonic rains and wind, etc.
Hundreds of women with painted earthen pots on their heads joined the march to a venue in the outskirts of Gambharikhol, a village in Daspalla block of Odisha’s Nayagarh district. Each of the pots was full of the seeds collected from the Kharif harvest of their heritage crops, indigenous landraces that have evolved in the region over thousands of years of agrarian practice and culture.
Flooding added a lot of money to federal crop insurance payouts last year during the growing season. The bill is $6.4 billion so far, the costliest payout on record. Most of the money is tied directly to spring and summer flooding in states like North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois. Meteorologist Steve Bowen, who works for a national insurance company, analyzed USDA data.
The state government is set to undertake a massive eco-restoration exercise to rejuvenate large swathes of land severely affected by flood, landslide and soil erosion in six districts. The project will cover around 22,134 hectares worst affected by flooding, soil erosion, and siltation in Idukki, Wayanad, Malappuram, Thrissur, Alappuzha, and Kozhikode.
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