[PARIS] Tomato plants in France's far-west Finistere region have been contaminated with a destructive virus that can lead to whole crops being wasted, the agriculture ministry said on Monday.

THERE has never been a spring planting season like this one. Rivers topped their banks. Levees were breached. Fields filled with water and mud. And it kept raining.

WHILE most crop markets had a lacklustre 2018, wheat enjoyed a rally. But those gains look like they may be fleeting.