October 20, 2011
Poland's 2011-12 grain production down
Heavy rain which disrupted this summer's harvest will cause Poland's 2011-12 grain yield to be smaller and of worse quality than last year, according to the USDA Wednesday (Oct 19).
Grain production is expected to fall 3.5% from 2010-11 to 26.3 million tonnes, including a 10.1% slump in rapeseed output to 1.9 million tonnes, the USDA's Warsaw attache said in a report.
"Grain quality is reported as poorer due to fungi presence after excessive rainfall prior and during the harvest," the report said.