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.

One thought on “Chinese wheat crop devastated cold wet weather

  1. wilson whitehead August 11, 2013 / 7:35 pm

    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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