Remotely Sensing Crop PricesFriday, September 21, 2018
Remotely Sensing Crop Prices
A prolonged heatwave in northern Europe created havoc in the summer of 2018. Sweden was blazing with uncharacteristic wildfires; swaths of the United Kingdom turned brown; and Germany endured a summer-long drought. Now, experts say the prolonged hot and dry conditions affected this year's European wheat production, influencing global wheat prices.“This is a pretty bad year for crop conditions as far as Europe is concerned,” said Brian Barker, a geospatial scientist at University of Maryland. "In Germany, the Czech Republic, Norway, and Lithuania, crop yields have significantly dropped and are in po
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