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Conab Ups Brazil Corn, Wheat View
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:48 PM CDT

SAO PAULO, Brazil (DTN) -- Brazil's Agriculture Ministry Tuesday raised its second-crop corn forecast as farmers appear to have planted more acres than originally thought.

Second-crop output, planted after soybeans, will reach 45.7 million metric tons (mmt) in 2013-14, up from 43.7 mmt in May but still slightly lower than the 46.9 mmt produced last season, the ministry's crop supply company, or Conab, said.

The adjustment brings the government figure in line with local private estimates, which currently sit around the 45 mmt to 46 mmt mark.

As the crop enters the harvest phase, the second-crop corn looks generally good ...

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