Germany's grain harvest down after rain hits crops, farm association says


Germany's 2023 grain crop of all types could fall to around, or under, 40 million metric tons from 43 million in 2022 after crops suffered due to repeated rain in August, the DBV association of German farmers said.

It was still questionable whether the 40-million-ton level could be reached after harvesting was frequently halted by August rain, it said in a report. The association’s first grain harvest estimate in July was 40.9 million tons.“In some regions wheat which should have been harvested is still standing in the fields,” the association said. by materials