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French Grain Crisis as Fires Destroy Crop

Fears over grain shortage as hundreds of acres catch fire in heatwave

Farmers have been ordered to stop harvesting in France's second largest grain producing area after hundreds of hectares of fields caught fire during an intense heatwave, reports the Express.

At least one farmer was killed during when his harvester became engulfed in one inferno, local media reported.

Harvesting is in full swing in France, the European Union's largest grain producer and exporter, where searing temperatures this week broke records in many parts of northern France and elsewhere in western Europe.

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