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Coming frosts could affect Argentina wheat -exchange
BUENOS AIRES, Nov 1 (Reuters) - A new round of frosts over the week ahead could put additional downward pressure on the country's wheat crop, the Buenos Aires Grains Exchange said in a report on Thursday.
Argentine farmers are expected to harvest 19.4 million tonnes of 2018-19 wheat, according to the exchange, which last week cut its previous 19.7 million tonne estimate due to frost and hailstorms.
After a series of rains expected next week, "there will be a cold front that will cause a marked fall in temperatures, with risk of frosts in the western and southern part of the farm belt," Thursday's exchange report said.
Argentine wheat is planted through September and harvested in December and January. (Reporting by Maximilian Heath, writing by Hugh Bronstein; Editing by David Gregorio)
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