Turkey: Grain and Feed Annual

Rainfall was scarce for most of the winter in the main grain growing regions in Turkey. In MY 2021/22, total wheat planting area is projected down to 7.05 million hectares, with total production at 17.6 million metric tons (MMT). Barley area and production for MY 2021/22 are projected at about 3.8 million hectares and 7.7 MMT. The corn production estimate is 6.2 MMT due to decreased planting area. Turkey struggles with food inflation, which is exacerbated by a weak Turkish Lira and high international commodity prices. Turkey reduced almost all grain tariffs until the new harvest. Some product exports and imports continue to be affected by COVID-19 related issues. The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry approved new genetically engineered (GE) soybean and corn events for feed use in January and February 2021.

Turkey: Grain and Feed Annual