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Record Harvest of Grain in North Iceland

By Iceland Review

The harvest of grain in the Skagafjördur region in north Iceland is expected to break records, both in terms of volume per hectare and the total amount of grain. More than 40 farmers are involved in grain cultivation in the region.

Grain has never been cultivated in a larger area in Skagafjördur than this year, Morgunbladid reports.

Eiríkur Loftsson, a consultant at Leidbeiningamidstödin (LBM), consultancy for farming, said in an interview with local newspaper Feykir that almost 500 hectares were reserved for grain farming in Skagafjördur this year.

Loftsson said the quality of the grain is exceptionally high since the conditions for grain farming had been unique last summer. Only barley is grown in Skagafjördur.

Click here to read more about grain farming in Iceland.

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