Increase in wheat production
Scottish wheat is mainly soft wheats used in distilling. In 2020, around 29 percent of wheat was sold to merchants for malting.
The Scottish climate does not suit hard wheat varieties, which is imported for milling.
Wheat accounts for
30% Total crop production
Wheat yield remains higher than average, despite a one percent decrease compared to the previous year.
In 2021, the grown area of wheat increased by 12 percent.
Production increased by 11 per cent, rising above the ten year average.
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