The Masai Mara ecosystem, in south-western Kenya, is home to an important elephant population of about 2,500 individuals. Elephants need large amounts of space to roam in search of food and water. Because of this, they often move outside the boundaries of protected areas – such as the Masai Mara National Reserve and wildlife conservancies – into areas where people live.
Poor crop yields and less hay being grown in California have diminished availability of the fodder, with dairy farmers and livestock ranchers facing sticker shock as they scramble to secure enough supply to feed their animals. Farmers and brokers say organic hay has been particularly hard to find, due to higher demand from organic dairy farmers in the North Bay, whose grazing season has been cut short by drought and dry pastures.
В Парагвае, который является третьим по величие производителем зерновых культур в Южной Америке, ожидается ухудшение перспектив производства кукурузы в новом сезоне из-за неблагоприятных погодных условий. Как уточняется, вследствие засухи почти 70% площадей под зерновой в стране были засеяны не в оптимальные сроки.
Fruit growers association La Union de Llauradors is warning of problems ahead for lemon farms in Alicante Province, as the sector is facing cheap imports. Local incomes could drop as much as €52 million compared to a normal year. Two main lemon varieties are grown in the area, namely the Verna and Fino lemons. La Union claims that money from Verna growing will fall by 72% this year, with a drop of 60% for Fino farmers.
FAO said in the latest desert locust situation update that control operations continue in southwest Iran against hopper groups. It added that small scale breeding is likely to commence with the onset of the monsoon in July. In view of the movement of locusts in southwest Iran, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has said that a few small groups of immature adult locusts could form and move east to the Indo-Pakistan border.
Grandview, Washington, has had several days of heat advisories, but these kind of temperatures are welcome to many cherry growers in the Valley, at least to an extent. For some in the lower valley, the harvest is set to start and the hot weather is helping the fruit develop to just the right size before they have to get picked.
Agriculture Minister B.C. Patil said in Belagavi on Monday that the Union government has appreciated the State government’s scheme of self-assessment of crop loss by farmers and to link it to the Bhoomi software tool. “Farmers are happy that they can assess loss and due to linkage, loss-related data gets uploaded to their Records Of Rights,Tenancy And Crops (RTCs).
Australia's grain growers have planted the largest area of winter crop on record, but the threat of the mouse plague hangs heavily over New South Wales. The latest outlook from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural Research and Resource Economics Sciences (ABARES) shows more than 23 million hectares has been sown — two per cent more than last year.
Compared to last year, the mango crop may have seen a nearly 80% drop in production this season. Principal scientist at the ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute, AR Desai said that change in weather patterns, the extended rain last year and the lack of availability of good quality grafts for the propagation of the crop has led to poor production of the king of fruits.
To help residents, farmers, and ranchers affected by the devastation caused by recent storms and flooding in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to aid recovery efforts. USDA staff in the regional, state, and county offices are responding and providing a variety of program flexibilities and other assistance to residents, agricultural producers, and affected communities.
Cyclone Yaas that made landfal in Odisha May 26, 2021, damaged large tracts of crops, affecting betel–vine farmers, paddy farmers and vegetable growers in Kendrapara, Balasore, Mayurbhanj and Bhadrak districts. The unseasonal torrential rain and ferocious winds brought by Cyclone Yaas severely damaged large tracks of vegetables, black and green gram, groundnut and summer paddy crops across the districts.
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