The Saskatchewan crop insurance deadline for seeding crops to greenfeed has been extended to July 15 from the former deadline of June 30, the government announced today. Dry conditions across much of the province prompted the provincial and federal governments to today announce several measures designed to help farmers and ranchers cope.
A crop insurance company has agreed to pay a southwestern Idaho farming family $3.48 million following a lawsuit. The Idaho Statesman reports in a story on Tuesday that the Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company of Idaho agreed to pay Nate and Kristin Pancheri for damage to their 2016 alfalfa seed crop.
Wet weather has local farmers struggling to plant their crops. They say it's making the shortage of livestock feed even worse. Now, some dairy farmers are asking the USDA for more flexibility when it comes to federal crop insurance. Dairy groups and farmers say it hasn't been a good start to 2019 and the fear of the unknown is unsettling.
Changing weather conditions in Vidarbha over the past few years have spelt doom for orange cultivation in the region. In the near seven- decade history of orange plantations here, this is the first time that an alarming 60% orange orchards have gone completely dry and, for all purposes, died this year.
Smallholder farmers here are concerned with intermittent power cuts and high electricity bills they owe the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC), which is likely to affect both the winter wheat and maize crops. The farmers said that they have started counting their losses as their crops are now wilting due to lack of irrigation water.
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