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Winter wheat and rapeseed are off to a dry start in Western Europe with low September-October rainfall, says Gail Martell of Martell Crop Projections.

The top producing areas in France got less than half of normal rainfall in September, and the United Kingdom and northern Spain are exceptionally dry on a September-October rainfall map, she says.

Field moisture is much better in Germany and Poland, very important growing areas, but cold October weather is stifling growth. Widespread frost occurred last week with minimum temperatures in the upper 20s F on a couple of nights, she adds.