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Crop Insurance Extended to Over 176 Million Farmers in India

The Indian National Agriculture Insurance Scheme has been able to help 47.6 million farmers, and is being extended to cover 176 million. The program helps to protect farmers from catastrophe-related PHL and provides an actuarial premium with the government paying a subsidy from 40% to 75% to farmers. http://www.domain-b.com/finance/insurance/20111028_farmers.html

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Heavy Rains Keeping Palm Beach County Farmers from Harvesting Crops

As flooding continues to ravage countries around the world, the US joins the community of farms with excessive moisture. Farmers have been unable to harvest or plant crops, costing about $400,000 a day for some corporations. http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/business/heavy-rains-keeping-palm-beach-county-farmers-from/nLzJT/

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Flood Costs to Surpass $100mn

Flooding is costing Cambodia over US$100 million as more than 445,300 hectares of rice paddy have been affected or destroyed (about 20% of the total crop). Bridge and road infrastructure have been destroyed, while rice seedlings also have been affected. The government has mandated a cost jump from $250 to $500 per ton in response. […]

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‘Pedring’ Damage Rises to P6.6B

Typhoon Pedring hit the Philippines, causing extensive infrastructural and agricultural damage, causing losses valued at Philippine peso 6.6 billion. Central Luzon, dubbed the rice granary of the country, lost about P4.9 billion in rice harvest, and roads, bridges, schools, and facilities have reached P1 billion in damages. http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/69329/%E2%80%98pedring%E2%80%99-damage-rises-to-p6-6b

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U.S. Farm Report Weekly Recap

US regional weather has affected crop yields significantly this year. Arkansas rice yields are down 25%, wheat drilling in Kansas hasn’t started yet due to lack of subsoil moisture, and North Dakotan wheat has lost some test weight and is retaining low moisture levels  leading to an expected 40-50 bushels per acre. Food prices are […]

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U.S. Federal Reserve Beige Book: Richmond District

Hurricane Irene took 56% of available corn crop for harvesting from South Carolina, while North Carolina reported wide-scale damage to storage facilities, field crops, and agricultural businesses. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-09-07/u-s-federal-reserve-beige-book-richmond-district-text-.html

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GRAINS-U.S. Wheat Surges on Talk of Low Yields

Wheat crop quality not good, prices high, due to weather “U.S. wheat prices surged on Tuesday for a sixth straight session of gains as talk of low yields from the spring wheat harvest helped the market reverse early losses.” The turnaround in wheat futures also helped corn and soybean futures to pare losses, with corn […]

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Corn Production up in 1st Half

The Philippines witnessed increased corn crop production, due to good weather, area expansion, availability of corn varieties, good farmgate prices, and stable prices of inputs. This boom in production is seen as positive as the country is trying to shift from total dependency on rice as a staple crop to white corn, in order to […]

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World Food Programme (WFP) Donates 19 Field Vehiclese

Sri Lanka was given 19 vehicles by the World Food Programme to be used to aid food security, reduce postharvest losses, and more, while the SL Agriculture Minister talked about the dangers of pesticides, movement toward organic farming, agricultural research and education, and rice self-sufficiency. http://www.priu.gov.lk/news_update/Current_Affairs/ca201107/20110727wfp_donates_19_field_vehicles.htm

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Initial Oilseed Rape Yields Are Encouraging

Ireland postharvest assessment of what brought in higher yields (fungicides, etc.) The Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) recently launched the TELLUS project, a comprehensive soil analysis programme of the border counties from Donegal to Louth. The information gathered will be invaluable for tillage and livestock farmers in providing detailed data on soil nutrients and facilitating […]

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