Chinese wheat crop devastated cold wet weather

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(Reuters) – China’s wheat crop has suffered more severely than previously thought from frost in the growing period and rain during the harvest, and import demand to compensate for the damage could see the country eclipse Egypt as the world’s top buyer.

Interviews with farmers and new estimates from analysts have revealed weather damage in China’s northern grain belt could have made as much as 20 million tonnes of the wheat crop, or 16 percent, unfit for human consumption. That would be double the volume previously reported as damaged.

Full Story HERE.

Late Spring frost and early fall frosts are early indicators that the next grand  minimum is just over the horizon.

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Author: Russ Steele

Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

1 thought on “Chinese wheat crop devastated cold wet weather”

  1. A couple of years of this and I would expect a war, which would either (1) reduce the internal population or (2) expand the sphere of influence enough to ensure food stocks. I suppose there is a 3rd option – an internal ‘mystery’ illness that reduces the population.

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