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Excessive moisture plagues half of Argentina wheat area -exchange

BUENOS AIRES, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Half of Argentina's 5.4
million hectares (13 million acres) planted with wheat for the
2017/18 season are affected by excessively moist conditions, the
Buenos Aires grains exchange said on Thursday.

Heavy rains in producing regions last weekend added to
abundant rains in recent months that have already reduced wheat
planted area by 150,000 hectares, the exchange said. Argentina
is a key world supplier of wheat and the No. 3 exporter of corn
and soybeans.
(Reporting by Maximilian Heath; Writing by Luc Cohen; Editing
by Alistair Bell)

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