The world’s largest producers of grain and hay have been hit with an unprecedented wave of crop failure, including one that saw more than half of the crop’s crop die.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says on Tuesday that it had identified five crop failure incidents in the past three months, with four involving large operations.
Those incidents resulted in more than 6,000 crop losses and $14.2 million in damages.
The incidents were in the U.K., Australia, South Africa and China, the U: Department said.
In all, there have been more than 2,300 crop failures and nearly $4.2 billion in damages, according to the USDA.
It says it will review the USDA’s annual inspection report for the crop failure to determine whether any changes are needed to address the growing trend.