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Less Corn in Brazil's Mato Grosso
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:26 AM CST

SAO PAULO, Brazil (DTN) -- Brazil's Mato Grosso will plant less corn as a second crop than previously anticipated in 2012-13 due to delays in the planting of the summer soybean crop, IMEA, the state's agricultural economy institute, said Tuesday.

The institute lowered its 2012-13 second-crop corn-planted area forecast to 6.7 million acres from 7.2 million acres after irregular rainfall in October across parts of Brazil's principle farm state put soybean planting back by a couple of weeks and, in isolated cases, forced farmers to replant.

Delays in the soybean cycle directly affect the corn, which is planted immediately after ...

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