For the first time, the sown area of grain crops in Germany was less than 6 million hectares

Published Jun 20, 2024

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The German wheat harvest is projected to match the low yields of 2018 due to similar dry conditions, forecasting a four-year low in bread wheat production across the European Union. The total grain crop area has decreased to 5.9 million hectares, driven by space loss for construction and green initiatives, with the German Raiffeisen Association predicting a cereal harvest of 41.8 million tonnes and a rapeseed harvest of 3.9 million tonnes. However, wheat production is expected to decline to 20.3 million tonnes, its worst showing since 2018.
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The German wheat harvest this year will be the same as in the excessively dry 2018, analysts estimate. Overall, bread wheat production in the European Union is expected to be at a four-year low this year. AgroXXI reports this, citing German grain market analyst Dr. Olaf Zinke, as well as official statistics. “The German Raiffeisen Association (DRV) confirms its previous yield forecasts for wheat, rapeseed and winter barley. This means that German farmers will harvest the same amount of wheat as in the extremely dry 2018,” writes German grain market analyst Olaf Zinke in an article published on the Agrarheute portal. According to information from the portal, the German Federal Statistical Office expects that the total area sown with grain crops this year will be 5.9 million hectares. This means that the area has fallen below the six million hectare mark for the first time. Reasons include loss of space due to construction or climate protection measures, as well as the ...
Source: Agrosektor
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