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France Stands Out as Germans Lag at End of Europe Wheat Harvest

  • Dry south, wet north have hurt harvest from Germany to Romania
  • EU wheat output to rise as French gains offset other declines
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Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The French are on top and the Germans lagging behind as the European Union’s wheat crop draws to a close in a season of contrasts for the world’s biggest growing region.

French farmers are celebrating a strong harvest, with good quality, thanks to hot June weather. Their counterparts from Spain to Germany and Romania suffered everything from frosts to heatwaves, and drought to downpours.