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Bread price may rise after dire UK wheat harvest

Bread price may rise after dire UK wheat harvest

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The price of flour and bread is set to rise after what could be the worst UK wheat harvest in 40 years, the industry is warning.Farmers say that the extreme weather over the last year is likely to mean wheat yields are down by up to 40%.As a result, some millers have already increased the price of flour by 10% and they warn a no-deal Brexit could push up prices even further.And we're likely to see more of the same weather in future, experts say.The UK Met Office told BBC News that the extremes of wet and hot conditions that have marked this year are likely to become more common as our climate continues to change.Triple-whammyWheat farmers have been hit with a triple-whammy of severe weather, according to the National Farmers' Union (NFU).First off, unusua...