Mother Nature is wreaking havoc for wheat growers, not just in the U.S., but overseas as well.

In all the areas where production was lowered, specifically the Unites States, Canada, Kazakhstan, it's reflecting drought conditions.," noted World Outlook Board Chair Mark Jekanowski.

"United States especially we know that drought mainly effects spring crop, but certainly for Canada that's practically all spring wheat. In Kazakhstan as well they've been suffering drought throughout the entire growing season."

Forecast reductions in world wheat production included two million tons from Canada, half a million tons from Kazakhstan, and 1.4 million tons from the United States.

"Our lower production forecast this month for the most part lower production forecasts than we've been talking about for several months have app been due to drought especially places across the Northern Hemisphere."

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