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French wine production at risk from extreme heat

French wine production at risk from extreme heat

The current heatwave being experienced across large parts of Western Europe could result in a decline in wine production in France of between 6% and 13% this year, according to...
Cloudy weather hurts vegetable production in Japan

Cloudy weather hurts vegetable production in Japan

A lack of sunshine and low temperatures has been affecting agricultural production across Japan.
Major losses for Canadian agri sector due to labour shortages

Major losses for Canadian agri sector due to labour shortages

It is estimated that the Canadian agriculture sector suffered C$2,9 billion (about R30 billion) in lost sales in 2018, due to 16 500 unfilled farmworker vacancies.
Australian table grape exports reach half-a-billion mark

Australian table grape exports reach half-a-billion mark

As the Australian grape export season nears an end, it is estimated that volumes amounting to half a billion Australian dollars (about R4,9 billion) have already been shipped.
Argentinian ranchers cull breeding cows as inflation bites

Argentinian ranchers cull breeding cows as inflation bites

Beef cattle ranchers in Argentina are culling their breeding cows at the highest rate in 30 years, in an attempt to keep their farms afloat as they struggle to access...

US farmers brace themselves for further crop damage

Farmers in the US have expressed concern about the hot, dry conditions currently being experienced, which comes shortly after the heavy rain and flooding that caused severe damage and delays...

Brazilian cotton farmers sue Bayer for US$151 million

Cotton farmers in the Mato Grosso region in Brazil are suing Bayer in an attempt to get a US$151 million (about R2,1 billion) refund in royalty payments.
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Fuel shortage brings Venezuelan farming to brink of collapse

The Venezuelan agricultural industry is on the brink of collapse as a result of the mismanagement of oil reserves in that country, as well...

Extreme temperatures endanger Baltic region crops

Following another year of extreme temperatures in Europe, a severe drought in Lithuania has resulted in the government there declaring a state of emergency, as drought conditions threaten to decrease...

Coffee crisis brings coffee makers together

To allay the fears of coffee farmers in South America, the focus of the second conference of the Coffee Producers’ Forum would be on the current low prices of the...
India’s delayed monsoon season a further blow for farmers

India’s delayed monsoon season a further blow for farmers

Now that the monsoon season has finally started in India, the Indian Metrological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for torrential rain in parts of Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Telangana,...
Domestic honeybee diseases threaten wild bumblebees

Domestic honeybee diseases threaten wild bumblebees

Bee populations around the world are in decline, among them many species of wild bumblebees.

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