Record grain harvests were a much-needed boon to Argentine agribusiness this year, but farmers here see trouble ahead if Peronist candidate Alberto Fernández wins Sunday's presidential election.
"They're coming for us," Deniel Pérez says darkly as he gazes across a vast expanse of grain fields in Ramallo, the lush agricultural heartland of Buenos Aires Province.
Peronists "will come for us in the countryside for sure," said Pérez, "because it's the only real money they can call on" to help lift Argentina out of crisis – particularly its growing number of urban poor.
Farmers like Pérez found an ally in President Mauricio Macri when he scrapped taxes on exports of corn and wheat following his election in 2015. Now they are bracing for a backlash from Fernández and his running-mate, former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, should the Peronist duo seal an anticipated return to power.
Argentina's agricultural exports bring in more than half of the country's export dollars And the agribusiness sector, a major foreign currency earner, doesn't want to be the well that the left will dip into again.
Daniel Pelegrina, president of the La Sociedad Rural Argentina (SRA, Rural Society of Argentina), says the left should have other priorities.
"Argentina produces more than it consumes, we need to keep our horizons open" for trade, he said. "We need stability in the economy, to revive the currency and end inflation."
Juan Ouwerkerk, president of Alfa, a farmers' cooperative in southern Buenos Aires province, is taking for granted the likelihood of a Fernández triumph in the elections, which he said represents "a terrible unknown" for farmers.
"We hope it won't mean a return to the policy of Cristina [Fernández de] Kirchner's second term, and if retentions are excessive, it will become impossible," he said.