Grain sowing area in France to decrease by 7%

Published Apr 17, 2024

Tridge summary

The French Ministry of Agriculture has reported a 6.8% decrease in the sowing area for grain crops for the 2024 harvest, totaling 6.81 million hectares. This reduction is highlighted by a 7.7% decrease in soft wheat sowing to 4.39 million hectares, primarily due to heavy rainfall since mid-October 2023. The adverse weather conditions have similarly affected winter crops, including durum wheat and barley. However, to offset these decreases, there will be an increase in the sowing area for spring barley by 10.7% and spring soft wheat by 6.4%. Despite these adjustments, the area dedicated to leguminous crops will also see a 4.3% reduction.
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According to the French Ministry of Agriculture, the area sown for grain crops for the 2024 harvest will be reduced to 6.81 million hectares, down 6.8% year-on-year, despite the expected expansion of spring crops. The sowing area of soft wheat will be reduced by 7.7% to 4.39 million hectares. Due to heavy rainfall since mid-October 2023, the area under winter soft wheat was reduced by 7.7% to 4.34 million hectares, under winter durum wheat – by 6.4% to 0.22 million hectares, under winter barley – by 6.1% to 1.28 million hectares. Part of the areas that farmers were unable to sow during the fall sowing season will be sown with spring barley. The French Ministry of Agriculture forecasts that the area under spring barley will increase ...
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