Europe and Eurasia

Data and Analysis

Attaché Report (GAIN)

European Union: EU Grain Situation Update

MY2021/22 EU total grain production is now anticipated at 293.3 MMT. Abundant rainfall in April and May, while bad for timely spring planting operations, improved soil moisture across the EU and alleviated drought concerns.
A French ban on the sales of fruit and vegetables with identifying stickers threatens exports of U.S. sweet potatoes (approx. $20 million in sales annually) and grapefruits ($8 million annually).
The COVID-19 crisis and the closure of the European hospitality sector during much of the past year kept EU imports of U.S. beef into its High Quality Beef (HQB) quota well below availability.

News and Features

June 30, 2021
Communications to Congress

Food for Progress Program – 2020 Report to Congress

The quarterly trade forecast released today projects fiscal year 2021 U.S. farm exports at $164 billion – the highest total on record. This represents an increase of $28 billion from last fiscal year and $7 billion from USDA’s previous forecast.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke about climate, sustainability, conservation, innovation, technology, research, and related issues at the Brussels-based Forum for the Future of Agriculture on March 21, 2021.

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