Crop yield decreases despite rain

The rains during April and May have helped many of Portugal’s crops to recover, but the rainfall still didn’t prevent cereal production from decreasing between 15 and 30%, according to the May agricultural estimates made by the National Statistics Institute (Instituto Nacional de Estatística). Barley crops have fallen by 15%, whilst oat suffered a 20% drop. Triticale, a hybrid of wheat and rye, faced the largest decrease, with a 30% drop.