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Iraq Set to Reduce Food Imports by Boosting Wheat Production

  • More than 5 million tons to be harvested: Agriculture Ministry
  • Baghdad seeking talks with Turkey, Iran on river water supply
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Iraq, formerly the Middle East’s second-biggest wheat buyer, expects to be self-sufficient in the staple crop for a third consecutive season.