Spain, Bulgaria and Romania received less than 50 percent of normal rainfall from July 1 to July 10, while northwest Germany also got less rain than usual, the data show.
Rainfall across all of Germany’s northern wheat-growing areas has been below normal since March 1, according to the data. Dry weather may hurt this year’s grain harvest, adding to frost damage to the winter-grain area, farm lobby Deutscher Bauernverband wrote in June.
Cumulative rainfall in most wheat-growing regions of France has been in line with the long-term average, according to the USDA data. In England, rainfall has been more than usual, the data show.
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