BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA — Argentina is expected in 2021-22 to harvest 19 million tonnes of wheat, the same as its record-setting harvest in 2018-19, Reuters reported, citing the Buenos Aires Grains Exchange.

Sowing of wheat will start in the next few weeks with harvest typically ending in January. The 2020-21 wheat crop was 17 million tonnes. Argentina is now a major wheat exporter with most of it heading to Brazil, Reuters said.

The exchange said in April that it expected a 2021-22 wheat planting area of 6.5 million hectares. Good soil moisture and high international grain prices will support the crop, the exchange said.