Australian farmers have harvested their largest-ever wheat crop, according to the latest crop report issued by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences issued Feb. 16.

ABARES estimated the 2020-21 Australian wheat crop at 33,337,000 tonnes, up 18,172,000 tonnes, or 120%, from the drought-reduced 2019-20 outturn of 15,165,000 tonnes.

The 2020-21 wheat crop was 5% larger than the previous record outturn of 31,819,000 tonnes in 2016-17 and compared with the recent five-year average outturn of 21.6 million tonnes.

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February 18, 2021 at 09:14AM