The government of Newfoundland and Labrador is holding consultations as it reviews a policy regarding night-time crop damage from hungry moose. The Fisheries and Land Resources Department is looking for feedback about whether farmers should be permitted to shoot moose on their properties at night, and if so, how to do so safely.
Recent rainfall has brought much needed relief from drought and heat across the Central Tablelands, but the wet weather can also pose risks for livestock - the Local Land Services warns. "Now that we've had some rain in most parts of the region, it's a good time to review the vaccination status of livestock and give booster injections where appropriate, particularly for clostridial diseases such as pulpy kidney."
With thousands of farmers unable to get onto their land to plant crops following Storm Dennis, farming organisations across the UK are calling for an urgent relaxation of the three-crop rule. The UK Farming Roundtable has called for the Government to grant a derogation from the rule and to broaden the extent of the Farming Recovery Fund to help flood-hit farmers with any uninsurable losses as a result of flooding.
Several southern Alberta irrigation districts put restrictions on water use last spring when dry conditions raised the spectre of insufficient supply to meet crop needs. Those restrictions were lifted when precipitation improved but they highlighted the wisdom of planning for similar limits should they occur in the future.
Congress required several changes to crop insurance as part of the 2018 Farm Bill and the Risk Management Agency has been rapidly working to get the new rules in place. That’s in addition to trying to help producers deal with extremely wet and damaging weather conditions in 2019, says RMA Administrator Martin Barbre.
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