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Panorama Internazionale

16 NOVEMBRE 2018

22:15 - Argentina

ARGENTINA EXPECTS A RECORD HARVEST OF 140 M TONS OF GRAIN IN 2018/2019 SEASON

(ICE) - ROMA, 16 NOV -

The government estimates the 2018/19 harvest will bring in 54.2m tons of soybean, the largest crop in the country's history, representing a 44% increase on last season's 37.78 million tons; and 49.68 million tons of corn

The result would represent a 25% increase on last year's harvest of 112 million ton, government officials said, addressing the recent 3rd Conference on Agricultural Perspectives at the Buenos Aires Grain Exchange.

Undersecretary of Agricultural Markets, Jesus Silveyra, stressed the need to “to demonstrate the enormous opportunities that we have. Argentina has the potential to harvest an additional 60 million hectares, in addition to very important resources such as water, climate, soil”.

For wheat, a new record harvest of 20.14 million tons is expected, with an intention to sow of 6.2 million hectares in 2019. The forecast for barley production is for 4.48 million tons, while sunflower production will hit 3.7 million tons and sorghum 3.74 million.

(ICE BUENOS AIRES)