Early planting is happening in Argentina. World Weather Incorporated Senior Ag Meteorologist Drew Lerner says there are lingering concerns about dryness. “The west central and northern parts of the country are pretty darn dry. They need a significant amount of moisture and the immediate forecast offers sporadic showers, but there’s not going to be any general occurrence of precipitation in the dry areas. In a La Nina year, we typically see poor early season corn development.” La Nina usually shifts the dry areas more east and north ahead of South America’s summer season. “It becomes more eastern Buenos Aires that is most impacted. The bulk of their grain and oilseed production area is farther to the west of where the traditionally dry areas are.”
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