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|Unfavourable prospects for current crops||Food supply shortfall in current marketing year requiring exceptional assistance||Unfavourable crop prospects and food supply shortfall|
NORTH AMERICA: Cereal production in North America is set to recover sharply in 2003 from last year’s drought-reduced levels. A good winter wheat crop has been harvested in the United States, about 50 percent up form 2002. Prospects for the spring wheat and coarse grains are also favourable. Likewise, in Canada, the main cereal crops of wheat and barley are faring much better than last year and production should rebound.