DBV expects less cereals and rapeseed in Germany in 2023

Published Jul 5, 2023

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The German Farmers Association (DBV) predicts that the 2023 harvest will have yields well below the long-term average due to the drought in May and June, causing significant damage to crops. The DBV president emphasizes that there is no room for a nationwide extensification of production, as agriculture is already being affected by climate change and reducing yields. The cultivation area for grains in Germany will be slightly smaller this year, with winter wheat and barley being the most important types, but falling prices and uncertainty in the US and Canada harvests may impact this trend.
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Yields well below the long-term average Expectations are therefore well below the average from 2018-2022 (42.2 million tonnes), and also 6 percent lower than the average for 2018-2022 (42.2 million tons). below the result from the previous year (43.6 million tonnes). According to DBV's CEO, a below-average harvest is expected again with large regional differences. In many parts of Germany, the long drought in May and June has caused significant damage, making expected yields below the long-term average again this year. The regional rainfall over the last 14 days came too late for grain in many places, but was of course helpful in growing sugar beets, potatoes and fodder crops. There is no room for extensification of production In the face of crops that have been declining for years, the DBV president once again made it clear that there was no room for a politically mandated nationwide extensification of production. Agriculture is already feeling the effects of climate change. An ...
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