Germany: Statistics Office expects slight increase in the wheat and rapeseed cultivation

The rape and winter wheat sowing in Germany to the harvest of 2017 rose slightly. The winter wheat, she rose by 0.4% to 3.15 million hectares. The rapeseed increased by 0.8% to 1.34 million hectares. This reports the Federal Statistical Office.
Germany is the second-largest wheat exporter in the EU after France's second-largest wheat producer in the European Union, and in most years. With France, Germany is competing for the position of the largest rapeseed producers in the EU. Rape seed is the most important oilseed in Europe for the production of vegetable oil and biodiesel.
The UFOP (Union for the promotion of oil and protein plants), expected in November with an expansion of canola acreage by 1.5% to the previous year. Originally, so the UFOP, the acreage should get stronger, heavy rainfall meant however, that stocks had to be ploughed back totaling several thousand hectares.
The area under cultivation for winter barley to 0.8% was reduced on 1.26 million hectares. Winter barley is used mainly as animal feed.

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