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Brazil's Second-Crop Corn
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Tue Jun 3, 2014 09:43 AM CDT

LUCAS DO RIO VERDE, Brazil (DTN) -- "It was a tough start to the season, but things have slowly improved." That's Jose Eduardo's pocket analysis of the second-crop corn on his farm in northern Mato Grosso, at the heart of Brazil's Cerrado grain belt.

The early difficulties were caused by torrential rain during planting. It rained nearly 80 inches in his town of Lucas do Rio Verde in December, January and February, washing away fertilizer and forcing Eduardo to sow 30% of his crop after the recommended window closed.

He was already going to plant less second-crop corn because of ...

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