The latest storms recorded in Jumilla, Murcia, have mainly affected the production of pears. However, according to Pedro Garcia, president of COAG Jumilla, and Francisco Fernandez, technical director of the Jumilla Pear Denomination of Origin, the damage "has not been significant" and "in no case insurance will take care of the losses.
Last Saturday, a stormy day with hail and heavy rain has hit Lower Saxony. It also reached the Altes Land. The consequences are only gradually visible at the fruit farms. Many of the still small fruits were literally split by the hailstones. In mild cases, the apples suffered only brown spots or dents.
France will declare a state of natural disaster after rain and hail storms lashed a swathe of the south-east on Saturday, devastating crops. The worst-hit area, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alps region, is at the heart of France’s food production and known as the “orchard of France”. Many farmers had lost 80-100% of their crops.
Amid the hot weather baking much of California this week, the spate of rain and hail that hit the state last month may have faded from memory—but not for farmers who continue to tally damage from the spring storms. Farmers, pest control advisers and agricultural commissioners report damage to crops including onions, tomatoes, cherries and cotton, either directly from hail or as a result of diseases brought by wet weather at an inopportune time.
It was reported that storm activity this week and into early next week will likely cause major problems for California's cherry season. The next few days will determine what level of impact the storms will have on cherry growers. For other fruits that are in season in California right now, the situation appears less dire.
Damage to agriculture in areas hit by Tropical Depression “Usman” has climbed to P956.63mn, the latest report from the Department of Agriculture (DA) showed. According to the DA-Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Operation Center (DA-DRRMOC), among the areas affected by the typhoon were Quezon Province, Oriental Mindoro, Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Masbate, Sorsogon, Samar and Leyte.
Pecans and pecan pie should be as tasty as usual for Georgians this holiday season. But behind the scenes, Georgia’s pecan farming business has been clobbered, and the beatdown isn’t over for one of the state’s biggest crops. Pecan prices have plummeted by at least a third for local farmers. Much of the state’s crop, once the largest in the nation, is in the mud, or worse. And some of the trouble will last years for a branch of farming that already demanded extra patience.
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