Hungary Wheat Harvest Could Reach 5.5 mln Tonnes

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Hungary's wheat harvest is expected to be around 5.5 million tonnes this year, state secretary for agriculture and rural development Zsolt Feldman said after a meeting of the Harvest Coordination Commission on Friday, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

The barley harvest is expected to exceed 2 mln tonnes, Feldman said.

Around three-fourths of the barley crop has already been harvested and farmers have started to harvest the wheat crop, he added.

Last year, drought reduced Hungary's wheat crop to 4.2 million tonnes. The barley harvest reached 1.5 million tonnes.

Feldman said the rapeseed harvest could be around 600,000 tonnes.

Crop prices have fallen by around half from 2022 peaks, while costs have been driven higher by the war and sanctions policies, he added.

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