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Romanian wheat under threat by drought, rainmaking might be an option

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Besim Donmez
Published May 2, 2020
Romanian grain crops are under the threat of huge droughts in the country.
According to preliminary data by the Romanian Ministry of Agriculture, about 3 million ha of wheat, barley, rapeseed, and rye crops have been affected in the country.
Romania's annual wheat production is around 9 million tons and the domestic consumption is between 2,5-3 million tons. According to the ministry, if the country manages to harvest 50-60% of the total grain and collect around 5-6 million tons of wheat, the situation is estimated to be sustainable and the domestic demand will be met with sufficient stocks.
The country is also considering the options for artificial rainmaking in order to overcome the drought and secure sufficient grains harvest.
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