Abdullah Ismail al-Abdullah, a farmer, displaced from the western countryside of Aleppo to the village of Killi in northern Idlib, told Enab Baladi that no organization has awarded compensation for the losses faced by many farmers including him due to floods and unseasonal rains in north-western Syria.
The recent flooding in central Michigan has impacted several growers, right after many of them wrapped up planting. Allyson Maxwell from Hope, Michigan says, “We’re about five miles south of where that first dam broke, the Edenville Dam.” Allyson Maxwell farms with her husband Peter to grow about 12-hundred acres of corn, soybeans, and sugar beets.
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.
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