A poor grain harvest in Norway and many other European countries has created high demand, and subsequent price increases on flour, alerted Norwegian mills.
The combination of heat and low rainfall has led to crop failure for many Norwegian grain farmers this year.The harvest is not over so far, but much indicates that Norwegian grain crops we be more than halved, especially in southern Norway wrote bakeri.net.
“We are starting to get a certain overview now and it looks like we will get somewhere between 35 and 40% of what we had contracted,” said Holli Mølle,Trygve Nesje, General Manager of the bakeri.net website.
He said that the quality is good, but that problem is the hectolitre weight.
“The grain has dried in before the final phase when it will fill up.Therefore, the size and weight of the grain have become less than normal, said Nesje.
He has already notified his customers about a likely price increase in 2019,but pointed out that the increase won’t be high.
The same applies to Organic Specialty Grain, which produces flour made from seed grains, mainly grown in Norway.
“Some emmer wheat and spelt seem to be better than many other cereals,but we also have reduced crops, and the bakers may expect a price increase on our flour quite soon,” said Anders Næss, Managing Director.
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