Map of crop prospects and food supply situation


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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: In the United States, the 2003 wheat crop rose sharply from last year’s low to 62.4 million tonnes, and the aggregate coarse grain output is also forecast to rebound from last year’s drought-reduced level. In Canada, hot and dry conditions during July and early August have diminished prospects for the main 2003 cereal crops, but the production level is still expected to be well above last year’s, which was seriously affected by drought.

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