Argentine wheat safe for now from late winter frost
Between now and then, Argentina faces a wheat shortage that has prompted the government to adopt price controls to try to keep bread on consumers' tables ahead of October's mid-term congressional election.
Export limits meant to ensure ample domestic food supplies backfired this year as the government approved too much wheat for export based on optimistic early season crop estimates.
Interest in the upcoming crop is intense, as very little wheat remains in Argentina to be milled into flour for bread.
Voters, concerned about double digit inflation and other effects of President Cristina Fernandez's unorthodox economic policies, gave her a drubbing in this month's mid-term primary. Candidates sponsored by the 60-year-old two-term president got only 26 percent of the vote nationwide.
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