Iran - Flood causes $3b of agricultural loss

15.04.2019
Flood caused financial damages amounting to 30 trillion rials (about $714 million) only to Khuzestan province’s farming lands, Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati said. Horticulture, animal husbandry, apiculture and poultry farming have borne the most damages in agriculture sector, as some 600 poultry farms have been damaged across the country, he lamented. Provinces of Golestan and Mazandaran farming losses also estimated at 20 trillion rials (around $475 million), of which, 5.4 trillion rials (nearly $128 million) will be compensated by low interest loans, he explained. Granting loans to damaged farms in Mazandaran and Golestan provinces began last week, loans will be also granted to farmers in other provinces in the next two days, he added. He went on to say that some 650 billion rials (about $15 million) have so far been provided to flood-affected farmers by insurance companies, and a total budget of 7.5 trillion rials (nearly $178 million) is earmarked to those flood-stricken farmers who were under insurance coverage. The crops cultivated over autumn were ready for harvest in Khuzestan province, 200,000 hectares of which have undergone massive damage beyond repair, he regretted. Extreme rainfall, starting on March 19, has caused flooding in 28 out of 31 provinces affecting 42,269,129 inhabitants in 253 cities and causing widespread damage to municipal facilities, including roads, sewage systems, health centers, hospitals, etc. The floods have left 78 people dead and 1,137 injured. As many as 295,787 people have been displaced. Source - https://www.tehrantimes.com/
15.10.2021

USA - Summer weather still impacting farmers as fall harvest begins

It was a summer of significant crop loss for U.S. farmers as drought and severe rain events tore through the country. As the fall harvest season begins, some farmers are still recovering. In Northeast Ohio, harvest season will start late on Jason Schriver’s 300 acres of farmland. 

15.10.2021

Philippines - Agriculture damage due to Maring now over P1B

The damage left to the country’s agriculture sector by Severe Tropical Storm Maring after ravaging northern Luzon and parts of the Visayas has risen to more than a billion pesos, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said Friday.

15.10.2021

USA - Storms down fungus-infected crops

A combination of fungus and this week’s stormy weather is ravaging crops. We first told you about tar spot on Monday. It has been devasting to farmers. “Going into this, this should have been one of the best crops the guy has ever raised in to see it now flat,” said Marc Eads, farming consultant. 

15.10.2021

India - Exposed at sea, fishers need better insurance to manage climate risks

Rufino Possa, 52, a fisher from Uttan, a coastal village in north Mumbai, returned home on October 2, after 12 days at sea, four days more than he planned. The rough seas churned up by Cyclone Gulab towards the end of September meant that he could not find any catch. 

15.10.2021

USA - Idaho sees 40 percent reduction in 2021-2022 onion crop

Idaho onions have finished with harvest and one grower says there’s a 40 percent reduction in the crop over last year. "I attribute it to five different things,” says Shay Myers of Parma, ID-based Owyhee Produce. “There was record dry weather, record windy weather, record high temperatures, record smoke-filled skies and a record labor shortage.”

15.10.2021

China - Apple supply at risk due to hailstorms in Shaanxi Province

Last month, the average price of Chinese apples rose by 1.7% m-o-m to USD 1,115/MT due to several extreme weather events in the northwest of China. China is the world’s largest producer of apples, accounting for almost half of global production.

15.10.2021

Time will tell if challenging 2021 grape harvest affects wines across world

The heady aroma of crushed grapes (must, as it is known in the industry) is filling the air of wineries across the Northern Hemisphere. Starting as early as August in some regions, and continuing into October in others (depending on varietal and climate), the 2021 grape harvest is shaping up to be one for the record books—not all of it in a good way.

15.10.2021

India - No MSP procurement of Bajra in state, farmers facing losses up to Rs 1000 per quintal

The Bajra (Millet) producing farmers of Rajasthan are facing a loss of up to Rs 900-1000 per quintal as there is no MSP (minimum support price) procurement of the crop in the state till now. The issue is heating up as the neighbouring state Haryana is not only procuring it but giving price differences to the Bajra producing farmers.