Rains in Argentina Boost Corn, Soy Expectations
USAgNet - 02/23/2021
Showers on Argentina's Pampas grains belt in recent weeks have helped make up for the dryness that parched soy and corn crops from the middle of last year, weather experts said on Monday.
According to Reuters, farmers are now hoping for enough rain to boost yields after the country's two main cash crops were hit by an unusual lack of precipitation before a resurgence of wet weather in January.
Argentina is the world's No. 3 corn exporter and the top supplier of soymeal livestock feed used to fatten hogs and poultry from Europe to Southeast Asia. Argentine corn sowing starts in September, with harvesting through July. Soy planting starts in October and November with the harvest ending in May.
Parts of the bread-basket province of Buenos Aires were pelted by storms on Monday after several days of dryness.
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