The rapeseed harvest is a thin one this summer. The crop is hugely reduced. Losses on sales of wheat, rye and maize are also running as high as 50%.
In 2018, record drought across Germany caused crop failures and left farmers struggling. Germany's meteorological office says the droughts were not a once off and is setting up an early warning system to help farmers.
The decision to cull three senior players from the German national team has had serious repercussions. But it also presents opportunities for players previously on the fringes. DW takes a look at who could step up.
Thomas Müller's strong public response to Joachim Löw's decision to cull three senior players has stoked fierce debate. More will come, as the German FA and Löw flap in their attempts to handle it, says Jonathan Harding.
Scientists issued urgent warnings about climate change in 2018. Germany's summertime temperatures hit record highs. Nevertheless, the government has lost its enthusiasm for tackling climate issues, Jens Thurau writes.
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