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Argentina: record harvest for the 2018/19 season

The July report on agricultural estimations confirms the maximum historic volume. It also highlights the important production of maize and wheat.

Wednesday 24 July 2019 (1 months 26 days ago)
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The Ministry of Agribusiness informs that the total harvest in the 2018/2019 agricultural season will reach 147 million tonnes, this entailing a record in the agricultural production of Argentina, according to the historic registers.

The Minister of Agribussiness of Argentina, Mr Luis Miguel Etchevehere, highlighted that “both maize and wheat will reach record productions of 57 million tonnes and 19.5 million tonnes, respectively. This reflects the parity between cereals and soya, that is basic for the sustainability of the production system and the care of our soils”.

He also reminded that after suffering the worst drought in 50 years, this feat is “the merit of the producers and the chain, that trusted and invested once more to achieve this historic occurrence”. “It is not only a quantitative nor isolated feat, but also a qualitative one, fruit of the rotation of crops, that allows us to think in a long-term process that will allow us to go on breaking these records”, Mr Etchevehere said.

The data are part of the last Agricultural Estimates monthly report, drafted by the Ministry of Agribusiness, that bases its estimation on objective analytical methods in which it deems that uncultivated land represents 1.8 million hectares, 5% of the Argentinian agricultural land.

Thursday, July 18th, 2019/ Ministry of Agribusiness/ Argentina.
https://www.agroindustria.gob.ar

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