Farming agency FranceAgriMer raised its estimate of French soft wheat stocks at the end of the 2018-19 season last month but the volume was still a five-year low for the European Union’s biggest wheat producer.
Egypt, the world’s largest wheat importer has bought 2.7 million tonnes (mt) of wheat from its farmers so far this season, the state-owned newspaper said. Egypt has said it aims to procure 3.6 million tonnes
Gazing over his wheat field in northeastern Syria, farmer Adel Othman expects a bumper crop this year, but two rival authorities squabbling over his harvest have dashed his enthusiasm.
France’s farm ministry raised its estimate for the soft wheat harvest by more than 1 million tonnes, adding to expectations that a bumper wheat crop was unscathed by record-breaking heatwaves.
Argentina’s wheat farmers hit hard by drought in some of the key farming areas. Wheat yields nationwide had been expected at 3.2 tonnes per hectare.