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Rain Damages German Wheat

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Rain is raising concerns about damage to the quality of this year’s wheat crop in Germany, the European Union’s second-largest producer, although parts of the country have achieved a satisfactory harvest, traders and analysts said last Monday. Repeated rainfall for weeks has been disrupting Germany’s wheat harvest, which would normally be approaching completion by now. “The Federal Agriculture Ministry expects grain and rapeseed yields to be significantly under the multi-year average,” the ministry said in a statement. – Reuters



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