A wet weather pattern continues for Brazil. World Weather Incorporated Senior Ag Meteorologist Drew Lerner says that’s not uncommon for this time of the year. The problem is the late planted soybeans. “If the planting had happened normally, this wouldn’t be that problematic, but it is a problem. They need 10 days to two weeks to get all of the crops harvested and get the rest of the Safrinha corn planted,” said Lerner. “They’ve passed the optimum planting dates for planting corn and they are losing yield potential, unless the monsoon season lasts longer than normal. Right now, I’m expecting it to end normally in April. As each day goes by and they’re waiting to get into the field, those yields are going to slip lower.” Conditions in Argentina remain dry.
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