Area under winter wheat down 6% in 2018

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Source: Destatis Statistisches Bundesamt – In EnglishWIESBADEN – The area under winter wheat, the main type of grain grown in Germany, has declined by nearly 6% in 2018 on a year earlier. Based on first estimates, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that, on 2.95 million hectares, farmers in Germany have cultivated winter wheat for harvest in 2018. This is a decline of 174,000 hectares compared with 2017. The winter wheat area accounts for 51% of the total area under grain.For further information:Doris Schmeling,tel: +49 (0) 611 / 75 86 49,contact form 

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