UK wheat harvest down

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New reports from the UK's National Farmers' Union (NFU) claim that
the increases in temperature across the country have reduced this
year's wheat harvest by almost nine per cent.

New reports from the UK's National Farmers' Union​ (NFU) claim that the increases in temperature across the country have reduced this year's wheat harvest by almost nine per cent.

The reports indicate that the average wheat yield has fallen significantly in Europe, by a total of near 13 per cent, with some countries experiencing decreases of over 20 per cent. However, some optimism has come from an increase in cereal prices, which experts say has resulted from limited wheat supplies.

"While we will have less to sell, UK cereals producers will be extremely grateful for the long overdue rise in prices,"​ said NFU cereals chairman Peter Kendall.

"We hope this will be the start of improved returns for arable farmers after many years of dismal returns."

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