Scottish farmers are holding their breath for a break in the wet weather to complete this year's harvest and protect the quality of what could be a bumper haul. Warm and sunny conditions in spring and early summer have provided excellent growing conditions across Scotland, but recent torrential rain and flooding have come at a bad time for the industry.
Over 1,900 hectare of farm land has been affected due to water collected in Goan fields due to heavy rain. While the initial estimate of loss is around Rs 9 crore, the actual loss is yet to be calculated because in many areas, water levels finally receded early this week. Banana and Areca nut plantations have also been affected.
Numbers released Monday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirm what many U.S. farmers already knew — that the weather has made this year the worst planting season on record. Heavy rainfall, flooding and other adverse events prevented more than 19.4 million acres of crops from being planted across the country.
Heavy rain and hail damaged wheat and canola crops east of Waterville, Wash., on Aug. 9-10 and likely damaged cherries in high elevations south of Wenatchee. Flash flooding and mud and rock slides made several houses in south Wenatchee uninhabitable, and a residence east of Waterville was heavily damaged by flooding.
Incessant rains in most parts of Nashik district over the last few days have caused large-scale damage to crops across 11 talukas, officials said on Saturday. Crops spread over 21,901.71 hectares of land across 758 villages in the district have been damaged due to heavy rains, which affected total 32,433 farmers, officials from the Collector office said.
Recent heavy rains and flooding brought by Southwest Monsoon enhanced by Tropical Storm Falcon have left a total of almost P19 million worth of damage and crop production losses in Negros Occidental. Final report of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) showed that the figure comprises 1,636 affected farmers with 2,580-hectare of rice and corn plantation in 61 barangays of seven localities.
America's corn, soy and wheat farmers are having a terrible year. Heavy rains and floods across the growing regions have destroyed crops, and farmers have missed planting windows. Last year's wet summer and snowy winter, along with this year's delayed spring and heavy rains, have ruined business for American grain farmers.
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