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Food crisis deepens as global wheat harvest is threatened by extreme weather

Industry experts predict significant drop in yields as drought, flooding and heatwaves compound effects of Ukraine conflict

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Keeping farmers in the loop: US President Joe Biden speaks to tillage farmers in Kankakee, Illinois. Photo: Tom Brenner/Reuters

Keeping farmers in the loop: US President Joe Biden speaks to tillage farmers in Kankakee, Illinois. Photo: Tom Brenner/Reuters

Wheat growing in China

Wheat growing in China

Warm, dry weather is affecting wheat in Europe

Warm, dry weather is affecting wheat in Europe

Wheat harvest in India. Photo: Reuters

Wheat harvest in India. Photo: Reuters

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Keeping farmers in the loop: US President Joe Biden speaks to tillage farmers in Kankakee, Illinois. Photo: Tom Brenner/Reuters

As Russia’s invasion chokes off Ukrainian wheat exports, pushing up bread and noodle prices, the global harvest faces an added test: extreme weather.

Droughts, flooding and heatwaves threaten output from the US to France and India, compounding shrinking production in Ukraine.


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