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Farmers' concern after wet summer leads to falling crop yields

Farmers say they expect a drastic fall in yields after one of the wettest summers in years.

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Farmers say they expect a drastic fall in yields after one of the wettest summers in years.

According to new figures, the average wheat yield is down 18% on last year's figures

Winter Oil seed rape is down by a staggering 26%.

The figures show Scotland is facing a grain shortage which could have far reaching consequences.

The whisky industry, poultry farmers and consumers could all see costs rising in the coming months.

Some farmers say their barley is not yet ripe, and are now hoping there will be enough sunshine over the next few weeks before the arrival of snow.

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