Brazil’s corn and soybean crop conditions are mixed due to the La Nina conditions. Soybean and Corn Advisor President Michael Cordonnier calls the crop a split decision. “Central and northern Brazil continues to get a lot of rain; too much in some areas. Far southern Brazil has been drier than normal,” says Cordonnier. “It’s already impacting the first crop corn in southern Brazil. In fact, I’ve lowered my corn estimate a couple of million tons already. The corn in the southern most state of Brazil was pollinating and filling grain during really dry conditions. That’s hurt the corn.” It’s a little too early to tell how much weather is impacting the soybean crop. “In those southern states, the crop has just been planted. It’s kind of early to say for soybeans, but the dry concerns are in the southern three states of Brazil.” Photo credit: Marcos Fridrich via Corn and Soybean Advisor
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