Australia’s Harvest Record

AUSTRALIA TO HARVEST RECORD AMOUNT OF WHEAT IN 2020/2021 SEASON

CANBERRA, Feb 16 (Reuters) – Australian farmers will harvest a record amount of wheat during the 2020/21 season, the country’s chief commodity forecaster said on Tuesday, after heavy rains in the country’s key producing regions boosted yields.

With harvesting nearly complete, the output will total a record 33.34 million tonnes in the season-ending in July 2021, the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) said, surpassing the previous all-time high of 31.8 million tonnes in the 2016/17 season.

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