A violent hailstorm hit the Foggia province on Thursday 4th July 2019 destroying various crops in the Ascoli Satriano, Candela, Sant'Agata, Deliceto and Cerignola municipalities. Confagricoltura Foggia reports that the damage is considerable especially when it comes to fruit, but that it will take a few days to make an assessment.
Hail storms in the Rhône area in France have caused significant damage to apricots. This is according to Theo Kampschoer of Kampexport. "We had a lot of bad weather about ten days ago. I heard of a walnut farmer in the area who had thousands of his trees blown over. They were thick, 40-year-old trees," Theo says.
Farmers in Northeast Alabama are still adding up the damages from last weeks fast moving storms. Thursday's weather brought golf ball sized hail, devastating some cotton crops. Nick McMichen is a sixth generation farmer in Cherokee County. While he's seen extensive hail in the Midwest, he says he's never seen it in his community.
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