|Unfavourable prospects for current crops||Food supply shortfall in current marketing year requiring exceptional assistance||Unfavourable crop prospects and food supply shortfall|
NORTH AMERICA: Wheat output is expected to fall sharply in the United States in 2001 as area is down and lower yields are forecast. Aggregate output is now officially forecast to be 12 percent down from the previous year. Paddy production is expected to fall marginally from last year. Coarse grain area and production are also expected to fall. Wheat output in Canada is also expected to fall although coarse grain production could rise.