The state’s climatologist is predicting Illinois farmers are likely to endure more burdensomely wet weather while they try to plant cash crops this spring after suffering major losses as a result of a record-wet planting season last year. April through June is likely to be wetter than normal in Illinois, according to rainfall projections from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, posing a challenge to corn and soybean farmers in the heart of planting season.
Hit by extreme weather events of drought and floods during the year in the key producing State of Karnataka, India’s coffee crop for the 2019-20 season, starting October, could shrink by a third over last year, growers said. “The heavy and continuous rain from August to October in the plantation districts of Chikmagalur, Kodagu and Hassan.
“You’ve seen the weather, you physically just can’t drive (farm equipment) on the ground.” - Philip Keddy, Charles Keddy farms. The weather has been pretty miserable for anyone who has taken time off in the past couple of weeks. But it’s particularly bad for the people who never take vacation at this time of year: farmers.
An 800,000-square-mile swath of the central United States will be at risk for rounds of severe thunderstorms, including the potential for tornadoes, starting late this week and continuing well into next week. "Severe weather across the nation's midsection during the middle days of this week will be confined to localized clusters affecting only a fraction of the region,"
NFO reports that last weekend nights were uncommonly cold. Temperatures remained just above freezing in most places in the Netherlands, although some places also saw a little frost. Some irrigation occurred, but most growers didn’t have to get out of bed. The cold weather caused quite a few more worries for fruit growers in Italy and Poland.
Elevated air temperatures persisted in Romania last week (on average 2..4°С warmer than normal). The mean daytime air temperature varied within 0..+12°С. In the southeast, the thermometer showed +15°С on January 30. Precipitation occurred almost everywhere as rain and sleet (10-15 mm during the week), replenishing soil moisture and easing drought. Because of elevated temperatures, some winter crops in the south resumed growing.
Cuba is studying whether to adjust its sugar-harvest calendar in response to damaging changes in the island's climate, an official newspaper reported last Saturday. The Caribbean island, once the world's leading sugar producer, is suffering through a years-long decline in production even as its socialist leaders struggle to modernise a sluggish economy.
Wheat harvest in the North Rift is projected to fall by 30 per cent thanks to the high cost of production, heavy rains and delays in payment for deliveries. Wheat in the North Rift is mainly grown in Trans Nzoia, Uasin Gishu and parts of Elgeyo-Marakwet counties. Kenya produces less than 500,000 tonnes of wheat against consumption of over one million tonnes, forcing the country to import to plug the deficit.
Irish consumers will face rising potato prices as the weather causes havoc with this year’s crop. A combination of the snow and blizzard-like conditions in February and March, the ongoing heatwave and a lack of rain will seriously affect crop yields. Eddie Doyle, of the potato committee of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA), told the Irish Independent that potatoes had to be planted late this year.
September proved to be a month full of disasters as countries across North and Latin America were battered by an onslaught of hurricanes. The unrelenting natural disasters caused significant damage to crops in the east coast of the United States, Mexico, Peru and many other countries caught in the trajectory of the Hurricanes.
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