EU crop monitor trims maize.

The effects of a summer drought have continued to weigh on crops in the European Union despite less severe conditions in the past month. Persistent dryness, which has hurt crops and parched grasslands across northern Europe, also poses a risk for the rapeseed that has just been sown for next year’s harvest. Forecast of the EU’s 2018 grain maize yield to 7.49 tonnes per hectare (t/ha) from 7.57 t/ha estimated last month.