ANOTHER REASON FOR SECRECY ON CROP ESTIMATES.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 26
Only three days after the flap about whether Moscow would impose a gag order on official crop estimates, another reason has emerged for such a rule: a worldwide shortage of grain this year. In a widely-reported study, the International Wheat Council said June 5 that there would be a worldwide shortfall in production this year and hence increased prices.
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