Unusually rainy weather along with cooler temperatures this year made the season challenging for the farmers. It resulted in very good yields for almost all crops but in lower quality and higher cost for winter crops. Bulgaria expects an excellent corn crop although only about half was estimated to be harvested at the end of October. Planting of winter wheat, and barley is almost completed, the crops are in excellent shape, but the planted area is projected to decrease. After record high grain exports in MY2013/2014, exports in MY2014/2015 have been slow and sluggish to date due to reluctant farm sales and weaker export demand.