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

OCEANIA: Australia’s 2004 wheat output is forecast at about 22 million tonnes, 3 million tonnes down from last year’s record. The planting season started well with good early rains but the return of dry conditions in April, especially in south-eastern parts, has dampened earlier hopes for bumper crops.

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