The Provincial Council for Agricultural Development of the Province of Azua (Coproda) stated that the damage caused by tropical storm Laura in the region as it passed through the Dominican Republic (where it affected 64,637 hectares of plantain, onion, coffee, lemons, yucca, avocado, and organic banana crops) was estimated at RD $ 20 million.
This year the drought gave up the hopes of the country's farmers to break the records of previous years in grain harvesting as a bad job. The weather factor has hit all crops without exception - from wheat to corn and sunflower. The harvest of the latter is expected to be 1 million tons less than last year.
Farmers in south Gujarat are facing huge losses as excess rainfall in the region this year led to floodwaters stagnating in farmlands in several districts. The paddy crop has suffered badly, according to state farmers' bodies. Farmers in south Gujarat are staring at losses of over Rs 100 crore, according to Jayesh Patel, president of the Gujarat Khedut Samaj.
This is just one of several peach trees impacted by the wind storms on the fruitway in northern Utah. Farmer Randy Lemon shares with us, about his seasons’ loss. “Yesterday we started at the crack of dawn, the peaches that were able to be picked,” said Randy Lemon of Grammy’s Fruit & Produce on U.S. 89.
The state committee meeting of the Kisan Congress held here on Friday discussed the district-wise problems being faced by the farmers due to heavy rains and other factors, and said that the state government should immediately announce the variety of agriculture products it will procure from the farmers.
The British Columbia Fruit Growers’ Association is once again appealing to locals to consider picking fruit as temporary employment. A similar plea was made earlier in the season, just before the cherry harvest. The plea is deemed necessary in the wake of a severe labour shortage of foreign workers.
This Kharif season moong and urad are almost written off in Vidarbha region and only toor dal, which is a longer gestation crop is being saved. The bountiful rains in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra have also brought in its share misery to the farmers with crops such as Moong, Urad and Toor dal facing pests attacks leading to major crop losses.
The tomato campaign in Las Vegas Altas, in the Spanish region of Extremadura, which will last until about September 20 with the harvest of the late plantations, has been strongly marked by meteorological events. There has been a considerable reduction in the production, both due to damage from heavy rains and hail, as well as to the impact of diseases.
Farmers who lost their crops in the continuous rainfall this monsoon will be compensated under State Disaster Response Fund, the government said after a cabinet meeting on Wednesday. The compensation will be paid after a survey of the losses will be completed in 15 days, an official release by the state government said.
According to the official data, a total of 190,027 farmers have suffered a loss of over Tk140 crore in standing crops because of this year’s floods in Jamalpur. Hundreds of thousands of farmers are losing sleep over the extensive damage dealt to their hard-earned standing crops by floods that hit Jamalpur in multiple phases this year.
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