The devastating Boxing Day hail event which hit most of the Tasman district could cost it more than $100 million and locals say the government's been silent about coming up with support. Some apple, kiwifruit, and hop growers lost their entire production and they describe the event as the worst in living memory.
West Coast-Tasman MP Damien O'Connor has issued a statement saying that the New Zealand government hasn't committed to any specific support for Tasman District growers affected by the Boxing Day hail storm, but is working through requests for help. O’Connor who holds several portfolios in the Labour Government, including agriculture and rural communities as well as trade and export growth.
Hailstorm on Saturday night in Bhanpura region has added to farmers woes. Hail damaged coriander, vegetables and other crops. On Sunday, crop damage caused by hail was inspected by MLA Devilal Dhakad, SDM RP Verma, agriculture department SDO KS Vaskle, Satyam Girdawar and Kapil Shrivastav from horticulture department, patwari Mukesh Sharma and village Sarpanch.
Thanksgiving tables are not the same without one essential side dish, but cranberry farmers across New England had their work cut out for them this year when weather put a damper on the harvest. Cranberries grow in cool regions with warm summers, such as New England, Wisconsin, Washington, and Oregon. Wisconsin produces the largest cranberry supply in the United States, accounting for more than half the country's cranberry supply.
After an emergency assessment, LA UNIÓ de Llauradors reported that the storms that have just been recorded in the Valencian regions of Ribera Baixa and Ribera Alta have caused losses estimated at about 8 million Euro, and that without taking into account the damage caused by waterlogging in the fields. It is therefore an initial estimate as at the moment it continues to rain heavily in some areas and more hail could also fall.
The storms that have been hitting the Spanish provinces of Valencia and Alicante since Wednesday have flooded fields and caused damage to crops such as kakis and citrus fruits. In just over 24 hours, more than 200 liters of water per square meter were recorded on the southern coast of Valencia, where most Spanish kakis are produced and where almost 600 hectares are affected.
The weather and pests continue to take a toll on the kaki harvest in the province of Valencia, the fruit's main producing area in Spain. Last Saturday, a hail storm hit kaki plantations in the Ribera del Xúquer, mainly in the municipalities of Carcaixent, Alzira, l’Alcúdia, Alberic, Benimodo, Guadassuar, Massalavés and Benimuslem.
Unseasonal hailstorms destroyed crops ,and vegetables in many areas of kotranka sub district of Rajouri on friday. Hailstorm continued rained for more than an hou and left behind a trial of destruction to crops and vegetables particularly. Drain water flooded and surges in many shops in kotranka market.
Hail adjusters are looking at more than 300 crop damage claims from storms in late July and early August on the prairies. The president of the Canadian Crop Hail Association, Rick Omelchenko, says storms damaged a variety of pulses, oilseeds and cereal crops in northwest and southwest parts of the Saskatchewan grainbelt.
Hailstorms once again destroyed the Molnar’s Taber corn crop this season, but since the damage came earlier this season than last summer, they anticipate the late crop will be ready for market in a few weeks. “It was devastating again to have our crop hailed out and we just keep our fingers crossed that the hail stays away.
It's no surprise but the number of hail claims for the month of July has jumped. The Canadian Crop Hail Association says adjusters are following up on more than 2000 claims across the Prairies in the first 2 1/2 weeks of the month. Storms produced pea-to-quarter size hail that damaged crops along with heavy rain in some areas that is making field access difficult for adjusters.
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