Russian wheat harvest decimated by heat wave, drought

Published 12/11 2013 10:54AM

Updated 04/18 2014 06:06AM

Russia, one of the world’s largest exporters of wheat, has been hit hard by the hottest summer recorded in over 100 years. The heat wave, which has caused severe droughts and wildfires, has destroyed one-fifth of the wheat crop in Russia and threatens to destroy more. As Mil Arcega of VOA reports, analysts say the prolonged drought will lead to higher bread prices around the world:


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