Argentina Crop Outlook - 1
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Thu May 15, 2014 06:51 AM CDT

NUEVE DE JULIO, Argentina (DTN) -- This season was a weather rollercoaster for soybean farmers in Nueve de Julio.

A hot, dry December followed by a sodden January and February left growers in this Buenos Aires town at the heart of Argentina's grain belt unsure where they stood with the crop.

Expectations were muted at the start of the harvest. But farmers needn't have fretted; yields are well-surpassing expectations.

"We didn't expect this at all. In the end, we are going to have an excellent crop," said Pablo Girauldi, an agronomist at the Santa Elena farm, which covers 14,000 acres ...

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