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German Farmers See Big Crop Losses Due To Warm Weather

Published on Jun 25 2018 9:59 AM in Supply Chain tagged: Wheat / Germany / Supplies / Paywall / Bild Am Sonntag

German Farmers See Big Crop Losses Due To Warm Weather

German farmers could lose around half their harvests - and in some cases all of them - due to unusually warm temperatures and dryness seen in May, the head of the German Farmers' Association said in an interview published at the weekend.

Dry summer weather has caused damage to wheat crops in European Baltic Sea countries and experts say Germany’s 2018 wheat crop will likely drop 6.5 percent to 22.89 million tonnes after dryness stress.

"We had the warmest May this year since weather records have been kept," Joachim Rukwied, the head of the farmers' group told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper.

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