Vegetable harvest in EU suffers from drought

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Prolonged drought in Europe has caused serious problems in vegetable cultivation; harvests of peas, beans, onions, zucchini, and spinach reduced the most.  With the hot and dry weather continuing throughout July, the situation for vegetable growers and processors became the hardest over the last forty years, European Association of Fruit and Vegetable Processors (PROFEL) stated.

2018 is the third year in a row that the sector has faced serious weather-related issues. With the drought persisting, concerns are also raised for autumn and winter harvested crops such as kale, red and white cabbage, Brussels sprouts and leeks.

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