Morocco Wheat Production May Plunge in Next Year, USDA Unit Says

May 18 (Bloomberg) -- Morocco’s wheat harvest will plunge 53 percent in the next season as dry weather curbs output, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service said in a report today.

Production in the year that starts on July 1 will fall to 2.7 million metric tons from 5.8 million tons a year earlier, according to the report. The amount of rain from September through April was 55 percent less than a year earlier, the USDA said.

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