Luke: Finland set to have its lowest grain harvest of the 21st century

Luke on Friday revealed it expects the annual grain harvest to be approximately 2.8 billion kilos, lower than ever before since the turn of the millennium and a third lower than the highest harvest of the millennium in 2009. This year is expected to be already the third successive year of poor harvest in Finland. The harvest may fall short of the even conservative estimate if the unusually dry and hot weather continues. The wheat yield, in turn, is expected to fall by 33 per cent to a 15-year low, the barley yield by 12 per cent to a 30-year low and the oats yield by 10 per cent to an 8-year low. The oats yield is thereby expected to fall short of 900 million kilos for only the second time over the past three decades. - Helsinki Times -



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