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Wheat Prices Are Rising and Importers Are Worried

U.K. Wheat Harvest As Global Crop Prices Jump
Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Wheat, one of the world’s vital staples, is getting increasingly pricey.

Wheat is harvested on more land than any other, and its geographic spread typically blunts the risk of bad weather in any one region. But a brew of droughts, freeze and heavy rain hit crops this year from Canada to the Black Sea.