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Italian wheat production could fall by 15 percent

Az olasz búzatermelés 15 százalékkal csökkenhet
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Sugar Beet
Italy
Environmental Issue
Wheat
Supply Yield / Stock Quantity
Jun 14, 2022
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Due to the drought, wheat production in Italy is expected to fall by 15% this year, and weather across the country has reduced yields, the Coldiretti agricultural organization said, drawing attention to Italy’s growing dependence on imports. In France, meanwhile, farmers are being promised higher prices for the 2023 sugar beet harvest.
Due to the drought, wheat production in Italy is expected to fall by 15% this year, weather across the country has reduced yields, the Coldiretti agricultural organization said, drawing attention to Italy’s growing dependence on imports. In France, meanwhile, farmers are being promised higher prices for the 2023 sugar beet harvest. The expected lower wheat yields in Western Europe, including Italy, are putting pressure on global supply caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which has pushed up prices as both countries are major wheat producers. Coldiretti estimates that this year’s wheat crop will be about 6.5 billion kilograms nationwide, for a total of 1.71 million hectares of durum wheat and wheat cultivation. The fall will also affect grain growers at a time when they are struggling with higher production costs due to rising fuel and fertilizer prices. According to the agricultural lobby, the downturn has increased “dependence on foreigners in a situation where Italy is short ...
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