In Brief: New agricultural report finds Germany’s grain harvest will be below average

Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture Julia Klöckner said it’s become clear farmers will have to adapt to face the challenges of climate change.

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A new report from Germany’s Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture finds this year’s grain harvest is below average, though it’s still 18% higher than it was in 2018.

Dry weather and droughts in 2018 had a particularly negative effect on rapeseed. This year saw the smallest cultivation since 1996.

Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture Julia Klöckner said it’s become clear farmers will have to adapt to face the challenges of climate change.

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The number of people unemployed in Berlin and Brandenburg fell slightly this month.

According to new numbers from Germany’s Federal Employment Agency, around 156,000 people were unemployed in Berlin. That’s 250 fewer than last month.

Brandenburg saw a more significant decrease. The number of people unemployed there dropped by about 1,000.

The agency says that the labor market is in a stable state.

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“How many times does it have to be said,” the Berlin police tweeted on Wednesday. “Don’t leave dogs behind in cars in the sweltering heat.”

 

The police shared photos of two dogs they rescued from a car parked in Wedding. The pair, Cookie and Asti, were later retrieved by their owners.

People who leave their pets in cars in hot weather can be found in violation of Germany’s Animal Welfare Act.

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Berlin police reported the drivers of a Ferrari, Mercedes and Porsche were involved in an illegal race through Neukölln Wednesday night.

The police were able to stop the Porsche at Nobelstraße, confiscate the vehicle and arrest the 37-year-old driver. He was later released.

The police report also said between 30 to 40 wedding guests from a nearby celebration showed solidarity with the driver. The situation calmed down after additional police officers came to the scene.

 

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