Allowing marijuana cultivators to create contingency plans to reduce crop loss because of adverse weather will be a large help, especially for outdoor growers in southern Colorado. For example, in 2020, marijuana and hemp growers reported heavy losses – in the millions of dollars – after a September snowstorm and freezing temperatures hit early and plants were still in the field.
About 70-80% of crop losses due to microbial diseases are caused by fungi. Fungicides are key weapons in agriculture's arsenal, but they pose environmental risks. Over time, fungi also develop a resistance to fungicides, leading growers on an endless quest for new and improved ways to combat fungal diseases.
The United States Department of Agriculture is authorizing emergency procedures to help agricultural producers impacted by extreme drought conditions. This year farmer and ranchers all across the country are dealing with limited rainfall, but especially in our Western states. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 56% of the U.S. population is in some type of drought.
Wheat farmers across the country are facing lower yields as 98% of the country’s wheat crop is in areas experiencing drought. In the Northern Plains, the Department of Agriculture said Monday that farmers were projected to harvest their smallest crop of spring wheat—crops planted in the spring and harvested in the autumn—in 33 years.
An unprecedented heat wave and ongoing drought in the U.S. Pacific Northwest is damaging white wheat coveted by Asian buyers and forcing fruit farm workers to harvest in the middle of the night to salvage crops and avoid deadly heat. The extreme weather is another blow to farmers who have struggled with labor shortages and higher transportation costs during the pandemic and may further fuel global food inflation.
A west central Illinois corn and soybean farmer feels fortunate after assessing damage from a small tornado that passed through their farm over the weekend. David Wessel who farms near Chandlerville tells Brownfield thankfully everyone is safe and there was no structural damage, but it did destroy a 150-yard stretch of a corn field.
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