Europe cereal crop harvest drops just 2.2%

Aug 31, 2012
A combine harvester operates in wheat field in Viemme near Liege on August 11. The drought experienced in some parts of the world is unlikely to impact heavily on Europe's crop harvests, the European Commission said Friday in its production forecast for 2012-2013.

The drought experienced in some parts of the world is unlikely to impact heavily on Europe's crop harvests, the European Commission said Friday in its production forecast for 2012-2013.

In contrast to the United States, which has slashed production estimates after suffering record temperatures in July, European production for this season is expected to be 278.6 million tonnes, down just 2.2 percent on last year's figure.

Harvests are expected to yield 127 million tonnes of soft wheat, a figure that is comparable to the past five years, the Commission said.

is forecast to be 60 million tonnes, a drop of 11 percent on last year, but remaining slightly higher than the average since 2007.

Although has also affected some parts of Europe, the region is still set to produce 25 million tonnes more than it did in 2007-2008—a particularly poor season which lead to a deficit of eight million tonnes.

Current balance sheet figures show Europe will be a net exporter, with around 10 million tonnes to export, according to the Commission.

Globally wheat, corn and soybean prices are expected to remain high, and volatile, due to curtailed production in the United States, whose farm belt was hit in July by the most stifling drought since the 1950s.

The Commission also revised downwards a forecast of world grains production made last month.

According to Dacian Ciolos, the European Commissioner for agriculture and , drought nevertheless risks "destabilising certain sectors of European agriculture."

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NotParker
2.3 / 5 (6) Aug 31, 2012
Claims of global drought were fabricated.
Vendicar_Decarian
2.6 / 5 (5) Sep 01, 2012
World food prices are up 10% in this month.

Witness the effects of Climate Change.

There were no claims of global drought that I saw.

"Claims of global drought were fabricated." - ParkerTard

ParkerTard's mental disease causes him to live in a land of fantasy.
NotParker
2.3 / 5 (4) Sep 02, 2012
World food prices are up 10% in this month.


Too much corn burned in cars ...

Vendicar_Decarian
3.7 / 5 (3) Sep 03, 2012
Too much crop loss from Global Warming

"Too much corn burned in cars " - ParkerTard

As the U.S. grain belt continues to revert to desert, expect higher crop losses to come.
NotParker
1.8 / 5 (5) Sep 04, 2012

As the U.S. grain belt continues to revert to desert


From all the rain?

http://mapcenter....l?c=rain
Vendicar_Decarian
5 / 5 (2) Sep 05, 2012
Poor ParkerTard. He posts a lovely graphic showing rain records from Aug 29 - Sept 5 2012 and thinks that this is somehow going to impact on the huge crop loss that the U.S. has just experienced due to ongoing re-desertification.

"From all the rain?" - ParkerTard

Further, his own map shows very little precipitation in the center of the nation where re-desertification is occurring at the fastest rate.

ParkerTard's mental disease is in the terminal phase.

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