Pro Farmer Editors
The U.S. ag attache in the EU-27 says while expectations for the size
of the EU-27 grain crop have again been revised upwards, to 300 MMT, this month,
quality concerns are mounting. Within this total, wheat production is put at
146 MMT and barley production is expected at 63 MMT.
The attache says yield forecasts remain good, but weather related delays
to the progress of the harvest, most notably in the north, are causing some
concern for the quality of the crop that remains in the ground. "Weather
over the next few weeks will largely affect milling quality of small grains
while total tonnage should remain at or above levels reported here,"
says the attache.
In the UK, the attache says harvest is less than a quarter complete. "In
contrast, this time last year less than a quarter remained in the field. That
said, the winter barley harvest is complete and reported to be good in both
terms of yield and quality while average wheat yields are thus far reported
to be good," says the attache.
to full attache report.