European rapeseed yields seen falling due to drought and frost : Biofuels Digest

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In Belgium, European rapeseed yields are expected to take a major hit this year due to weather anomalies such as droughts as frosts, potentially cutting production to 20 million metric tons from an expected 22.1 million tons in 2017/18. With China expected to boost rapeseed imports to compensate for a lack of US soybean as a result of the ongoing trade war with the US, European rapeseed prices could jump significantly, weighing on the viability of the crop as a feedstock for biofuel.

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