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Europe Wheat at Risk After ‘Incredibly’ Dry April, Martell Says

European wheat and rapeseed crops are “in jeopardy” after an “incredibly dry” April, agricultural weather forecaster Martell Crop Projections said.

“Rain is needed immediately to avoid serious losses,” Gail Martell, the head of the Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin-based forecaster, said in an e-mailed report yesterday. “Wheat and rapeseed in France, Germany and the U.K. are ready to deteriorate rapidly, without rain.”