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Huge Wheat Stocks at Risk in Punjab, Haryana

The storage capacity for procured grains in Punjab and Haryana is insufficient for this year’s large harvests, forcing 11 million tonnes of food grain to be kept in temporary storage. Heavy monsoons are expected to arrive early in these states, and many are worried the open air or plastic-covered storage will not be sufficient. http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/agri-biz/11-million-tonnes-of-wheat-at-risk-in-punjab-haryana/article4914943.ece

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Odisha: People Say Foodgrains are Being Washed Away by Rains

This video depicts farmer reactions to storage problems in India that cause grain to rot. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFfTcO_YX0k

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Wheat Worth Rs 45 Crore Rotten at FCI’s Godowns in First Monsoon Month

Farmers are angry over the lack of storage for the just-beginning monsoon season as the Food Security bill remains pending, and bumper stocks pile up in government godowns. http://www.fnbnews.com/article/detnews.asp?articleid=33897&sectionid=1

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Succour for Crop Loss in 15 Days

Officials assess loss damage on mandi sites to determine how much compensation will be distributed to farmers whose open-lying paddy crop was destroyed by the weather. Many mandis lack basic shed coverage. http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-06-19/bhubaneswar/40068525_1_crop-loss-mandis-kalahandi

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Inclement Weather Threat to Food Grains Stored in Open

Pre-monsoon rains in Punjab and Haryana, major grain-producing states of India, put more pressure on the need for proper storage. 991,000 tonnes and 336,000 tonnes of grain in Punjab and Haryana respectively are in CAP storage, an open air method with insufficient provisions for inclement weather. http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-06-16/india/40006153_1_food-grains-tonnes-cap-storage

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CWB Books $6B in Revenues for 2010-11

Both the United States and Canada have experienced unsatisfying harvests due to weather and transportation issues, and have, as a result, one of the smallest and lowest-grade crops on record. In the US, warmer weather limited access to on-farm storage bins and slowed down crop delivery. http://www.canadiancattlemen.ca/news/cwb-books-6b-in-revenues-for-2010-11/1000922585/

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Climate Change ‘Fights’ Rice Farmers in Northern Ghana

In Ghana, torrential rainfall led to a reduction of rice production by 36%, loss of 14 human lives, and millions of Ghana Cedis in crop damage and loss. Farmers have called for an agro-metereological station to forewarn farmers and help them prepare for the effects of climate change. http://vibeghana.com/2011/12/30/climate-change-fights-rice-farmers-in-northern-ghana/

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La Nina Seen Near Peak as Dryness Parches Argentine Corn

The tropical storm that has brought dry weather to Argentina and increased rainfall in SE Asia is drawing to a close. The storm has caused dryness damage to corn and soybeans in South America, and flooded rubber and palm plantations in Malaysia and Thailand. Argentina’s corn output was expected to hit 29 million tons, but due […]

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