Bulgarian farmers decreased winter grains planted areas in MY2017/18 by about three percent for wheat and by 21 percent for barley. Growing conditions to date have been generally favorable, albeit not as good as in the previous season, with a very cold and snowy winter, a cold and wet spring and varied adequacy of soil moisture reserves by regions. Provided that the weather cooperates later in the season, the country can expect a good crop and above average yields but lower than those achieved in MY2016/17. While wheat and barley had excellent yields in MY2016/17, corn was affected by drought. Early data indicates that corn area in MY2017/18 will likely stagnate.