3% rise forecast
GRAIN production in the EU is forecast to rise by 3% this year, according to figures from traders organisation COCERAL.
That would take output for the 15 member states to about 177m tonnes, including 55m tonnes from France (up 4%), 38.5m tonnes from Germany (up 6%) and 21m tonnes from the UK (up 10%).
EU barley output is forecast to rise 1% in 1995, with soft wheat up 5% and corn up 6%. *