|Unfavourable prospects for current crops||Food supply shortfall in current marketing year requiring exceptional assistance||Unfavourable crop prospects and food supply shortfall|
NORTH AMERICA: Coarse grains planting has been virtually completed in the United States and some recent significant rains have improved growing conditions after earlier dry weather. Early indications point to an above average output, 3.5 percent up on last year. In Canada, weather conditions have been generally favourable during the main spring planting season. Wheat area is expected to change little compared to last year but that for coarse grains could increase.