The year 2017 is already characterized by the effects of climate change. Unusually high temperatures in spring, subsequent frost, hailstorms and floods, and now persistent heat waves present great challenges for Austrian agriculture. The warmest March and the third in 250 years warmest June have significantly affected this year harvest. In addition, the amount of precipitation was 50 percent less than the 10-year average.
There is no developed agricultural insurance program in Germany. The weather risks happen occasionally in the country and the government is currently considering options for agricultural insurance system. The government considers that the farmers should be responsible for their business. The insurance products currently offered at the market can provide effective protection against major natural perils.
The USDA announced the implementation of two disaster assistance programs that will help ranchers and beekeepers recoup production losses as a result of drought and disease. The Livestock Forage Disaster Program, or LFP, provides payments to eligible producers who suffered livestock grazing losses due to qualifying drought or fire between Jan. 1, 2008, and before Oct. 1, 2011.
Винодельческая карта Европы постепенно сдвигается в северные районы. Причиной тому - глобальное потепление, которое сдвигает временные рамки сбора урожая и влияет на равномерность вызревания винограда. Испанские виноделы уже устремились в северные районы, климатические условия которых более подходят для выращивания винограда.
Farming is too risky for insurers and reinsurers to cover alone. That was the message from the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation's 16th meeting of reinsurance officials in Athens, when delegates said government help is needed to provide adequate cover for European farmers. The high risk nature of agricultural production means insurance is too expensive for farm budgets, yet producers' exposures are too high without it. Consequently, leading reinsurance industry figures believe governments should subsidize coverage to help EU farmers compete with their wealthier US counterparts.
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