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Enough rain say Spain wheat farmers

Spanish rainfall has been enough to allow the wheat crop to develop in the import-dependent country, farmers say, even as drought causes concern in northern European producers. Official data on Tuesday showed rain in the week to May 29 was

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France pledges aid for drought-hit farmers

France's government will pay out several hundred million euros in aid to compensate farmers for losses caused by a drought that cut supplies of animal feed for livestock breeders, Agriculture Minister Bruno Le Maire said. Le Maire also

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Iraq cancels direct cash purchases of food

Iraq's trade ministry has cancelled direct cash purchases of essential food items, such as sugar, wheat and rice, as a measure to halt corruption, Deputy Trade Minister Sweiba Mahmoud said on Sunday. But Iraq, one of the world's la

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Analysts see bumper Ukraine grain crop, exports

Favourable weather is likely to boost Ukraine's grain harvest to 43-47 million tonnes in 2011 and the ex-Soviet state could export 21-22 million tonnes taking advantage of smaller crops in western Europe, analysts said. A severe drough

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Drought in EU and US stressing crops and farmers

Drought from Paris, France to Paris, Texas has farmers and grain dealers looking upwards. The farmers are looking to the skies for rain and the dealers are wondering where rising grain prices are going to stop. US wheat prices are on their

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Drought damage to French wheat 'irreversible'

A drought in France has become so severe that there can be no recovery from crop losses, and this year's wheat output is likely to fall by far more than 5 per cent in the European Union's largest grain producer, an expert said. 

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Philippines rice harvest may hit record levels

The Philippines' rice harvest in the current dry crop season may touch record high levels due to early rains in the first quarter, putting less pressure on the government to import more of the staple, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said.

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Weekend rain not enough to help parched EU wheat

Easter rain in parts of west Europe was not enough to significantly help parched wheat crops in key producers France and Germany, and fears of crop damage are growing, analysts and traders said on Tuesday. Weather forecasts for both countr

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Bahrain tenders to buy 30,000 T milling wheat

A buyer in Bahrain has issued a tender to purchase 30,000 tonnes of milling wheat, European traders said on Monday. Offers were being sought for 15,000 tonnes of medium protein wheat and 15,000 tonnes of high protein. Shipment was

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Tunisia sees 2011 wheat harvest of nearly 2m T

Tunisia will have a wheat harvest of almost 2 million tonnes this year due to more rain than in 2010, Agriculture Minister Mokhtar Jallali said on Wednesday. 'The wheat harvest will be good this year,' he told a news conference.-

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