French soft wheat rated “good” or “excellent” fell in the week ended June 25, crop office FranceAgriMer said.
Seventy-two percent of the soft wheat crop received the top ratings, down from 73 percent a week earlier, the Montreuil- sous-Bois, France-based office wrote on its website today. That compares with 29 percent rated “good” or “excellent” a year earlier, when a spring drought stunted growth.
France is the European Union’s largest wheat producer. The ratings released today are the average for eight regions representing 54 percent of France’s soft-wheat area, FranceAgriMer wrote.
Durum wheat rated “good” or “excellent” fell to 54 percent from 57 percent a week earlier, based on three regions that make up 58 percent of French production, the data show. Durum is a hard variety of the grain used to make pasta. Corn with top ratings was unchanged at 73 percent.
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