Road AP-7 between the Catalan towns of Figueres and La Jonquera, in the province of Girona, has reopened after being cut for 12 hours. This is also the case of the A-23 between Teruel and Zaragoza. According to the Servei Català de Trànsit (SCT) and Abertis, "traffic has been restored and is back to normal," also in a section of the N-II national road in the province of Gerona where numerous traffic jams were reported due to snow and rains.
Recent hailstorm and rain damage on wheat, mustard, potato, and tomato crop reached a total of 2,534 acres in Ladwa block of Kurukshetra district, said officials of agriculture and revenue departments on Thursday. Kurukshetra deputy director of agriculture (DDA) Pardeep Meel said, "On Thursday, more farmers applied for compensation of wheat crop loss under the crop insurance scheme (Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana).
Ten days of continuous snowfall has left 2.8 million hectares of grassland in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region buried in deep snow, affecting herdsmen and their livestock. The agriculture and animal husbandry bureau of Bayan Nur City said on Wednesday that the snow-hit area accounted for 59 percent of the city's grassland area, with 11,174 rural households and more than 1.8 million livestock affected.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) reported an estimated damage to agriculture from the onset of Typhoon Tisoy in CALABARZON and the Bicol Region which reached to P530-million. Based on initial assessment received by the Department, around 3,800 farmers and over 14,000 hectares of farm land were affected by the typhoon.
Winter's icy fingers have touched most of the Prairies since late September, causing havoc and frustration for many farmers trying to get crops off their fields. Dave Reid, who farms near Cremona, northwest of Calgary, estimates 20 to 25 percent of his canola is still in the ground under layers of snow. And it may have to stay there.
This week’s weather around the Mediterranean caused a lot of damage in the south of France; the French government has declared a state of natural disaster. In Béziers, 6 gallons per square feet fell in 24h. Other municipalities in France and in Spain were also severely affected. The episode inevitably has consequences for the fruit and vegetable sector.
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