SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) predicts recent rains to increase Australia’s wheat production, according to Reuters.

ABARES’ forecast would lift 2020-21 production to 21.3 million tonnes, compared to the drought suffering 2019-20 production of 15.17 million tonnes.

According to Reuters, ABARES anticipates farmers to plant 12 million hectares of wheat in 2020-21, an increase of 10.1 million tonnes compared to the previous year.