FRENCH MILLING WHEAT QUALITY ON DELIVERY TO INLAND COLLECTION SILOS
HARVEST 2019: QUANTITY AND QUALITY IN ABUNDANCE
The milling wheat developed amid favourable weather conditions throughout the growing cycle and despite the very hot temperatures at the end of June, high yields were obtained this year. The combined impact of these yield results and large growing area resulted in France bringing in a milling wheat harvest totalling 39.4 million tons (according to the September 1, 2019, estimate published by SSP (Office of Statistics and Prospective Analysis – Ministry of Agriculture and Food). This equates to a year-on-year increase of 15.8%.
In terms of quality, this year’s harvest meets the requirements of users across the various segments of the market, with good – in some cases, very good – values for certain of the technological criteria. Close to 82% of 2019-crop wheat is as either “Superior” or “Premium” quality milling wheat.
FRENCH DURUM WHEAT QUALITY ON DELIVERY TO INLAND COLLECTION SILOS
DURUM WHEAT 2019: A HARVEST OF EXCELLENT QUALITY
The 2018-2019 growing cycle played out amid excellent weather conditions. Durum wheat production in France totalled 1.5 Mt with grain quality attaining very good levels in all the production zones.