Bad weather and coronavirus are walloping Argentina's key soy export industry, with a grains exchange cutting its harvest estimate on Thursday as a long line of cargo ships dropped anchor in the Parana River, delayed by health inspections. Argentina is the world's No. 3 corn and soybean exporter, as well as its top supplier of soymeal livestock feed.
Wisconsin farmers are adjusting to growing crops in wet and cold conditions after last year’s weather challenges, crop specialists said. The weather last spring delayed crop growth and harvesting, the Wisconsin Public Radio reported. It also led to a record number of unused acres by federal crop insurance deadlines.
Growers of Hemmady’s famed sevanthige are demanding compensation from the government as a short winter this year delayed yield and now that the flowers are ready for plucking, demand has dipped. The horticulture department, however, says it is helpless: compensation can be given only if there is crop damage or loss.
A heavy cold front hit Turkey with snow and temperatures dropping to -15°C in some parts of the country. Fruit and vegetable crops were affected, particularly citrus groves in the Adana region, the leading citrus fruit producer in Turkey, boasting around 30 thousand hectares destined to the cultivation of oranges, lemons, and tangerines.
Extreme weather appears to have become “normal.” Actually, maybe the last 50 years (1960-2010) may have been “abnormal” when you look at long-term climate records. What is considered extreme weather today was more normal several hundred years ago. What should we expect and how can we adapt in the future?
Bad weather is the main cause of losses in the fields of Galicia, Spain. The compensations given by insurance companies for damages caused by extreme weather events last year affected more than 3,600 hectares and exceeded 1.4 million Euro, according to data provided by the Spanish Association of Insurance Entities of Combined Agricultural Insurance (Agroseguro).
Montana Governor Steve Bullock announced Friday that farmers in more than a dozen counties will be eligible for federal assistance after significant crop losses from excessive rain and snow last year. The 17 counties in northern and eastern Montana that qualify for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's natural disaster designation saw crop losses of 30 percent and more last year.
After weather conditions returned to normal last week, broccoli production increased again in the growing regions in California and Mexico. This heralded a drop in the market which had just a week before seen very high prices. Growers say that around the start of the year, persistently cold weather had frozen the ground and slowed production.
Although the climate change in the current era is creating new opportunities for Sicilian producers regarding the cultivation of crops, the weather is also causing them some difficulties. The excess sunshine and lack of rainfall is particularly noticeable in the citrus sector. "Increased volumes from Sicily are one month late this year.
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