Throughout the regions of California damaged by the most severe wildfire season in recorded history, farmers and ranchers work to pick up the pieces, and crop insurance officials encourage farmers with insurance to contact their agents as soon as possible. In Sonoma County, even after suffering severe losses after the Glass Fire roared through the Rincon Valley, farmer Larry Tristano said he planned to bring fresh vegetables to a Marin County farmers market he regularly attends.
“There are farms entering the second year with no water at all,” says a Klein-Karoo stonefruit farmer. “For the second year in a row their farm dams are bone dry.” There have been small amounts of sporadic rainfall over parts of the Klein-Karoo, but of the good winter rainfall over the southwestern Cape, they have had nothing.
China’s corn crop is expected to fall by up to 10 million tonnes, or nearly 4%, from the latest government estimates after heavy wind and rains toppled crops in major production areas in the northeastern cornbelt, analysts said. “Expected production losses have pushed Chinese corn futures to a record high and stoked worries over supply shortages in the world’s second-largest consumer of the grain after it ran down once-mammoth state stockpiles and boosted imports.
The harvest of sweet onions of the Cévennes was good and the marketing season got off to a great start. However, the optimism was cut short on the 19th of September, a date that will remain in the memory of producers for a long time. Raging water fell over their territory, in the high Hérault valley after an utterly unprecedented amount of rainfall: nearly 710 mm in 6 hours in Valleraugue!
According to Agroseguros, insurance compensation to fruit growers in Spain in 2020 amounts to 129.14 million Euro. The frosts in March and, above all, the hail storms in the spring have taken the greatest toll on the Spanish fruit production. The compensation for the latter stands at 89.31 million Euro. The entity has already paid out almost 75% of the total.
A water tank was breached in the Penchikalapadu village here on Saturday after monsoon rains thundered over the region, drowning standing paddy and chili crops. According to Srinu, a farmer who suffered crop losses due to the inundation, this was the second time the bund of the tank had been breached in the last month.
Paddy crops across the district suffered heavy damage in the rain that lashed the district in the past week. District agricultural authorities put the loss at ₹7 crore to paddy farmers. Official figures indicate that 467 hectares of paddy was damaged in the last two weeks. The crop loss was heavier at Alathur, Nemmara, Kuzhalmannam, Chittur and Kollangode.
Amidst report of large scale damage to standing urad, moong and soyabean crops, uptrend continued in most of the pulse seeds at the mandis in Indore. Tur (Maharashtra) rose further to ₹7,100 a quintal, while tur (Nimari) rose to ₹5,800-6,800. In the past one week tur in Indore mandis has gained ₹200. Rise in tur has primarily been attributed to weak availability of domestic and imported lemon tur in Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata ports.
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