According to the French farm ministry, corn harvest estimate was revised up.
In fact, the ministry pegged this year’s grain maize crop, harvesting of which is in progress, at 13.9 million tonnes this month, up from its previous forecast of 13 million tonnes and 4.3% bigger than last year’s harvest.
On the other hand ,the wet weather hurt winter grain crops such as soft wheat and barley.
Thus the ministry cut its estimate for soft wheat to 35.2 million tonnes from the 36.1 million forecast last month, though that still exceeds last year’s harvest by nearly 21%.
The barley harvest was now expected at 11.4 million tonnes, down from 11.7 million tonnes seen last month.
For rapeseed, forecast production was left unchanged at 3.3 million tonnes.
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