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Hot, dry weather threatening global supply of top-quality wheat

The problem is made worse by low prices which have discouraged farmers from planting the crop

Hard red winter wheat in a field during harvest in Plainville, Kansas. The impact of weather problems is magnified because wheat plantings in the US for 2017 are the lowest in records dating to 1919.


DROUGHTS are shrivelling high-quality wheat crops across the globe, sending prices to multi-year highs as bread makers scramble for supplies.

High-protein wheat has emerged as the one tight spot in a global grains market swamped with abundant stocks after four years of...

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