Argentina Waits for Rain
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Thu Dec 26, 2013 02:30 PM CST

SAO PAULO, Brazil (DTN) -- Dry, hot weather across Argentina's grain belt during the past 10 days has caused concerns among corn and soybean farmers.

Soil moisture levels have fallen in key producing regions, including western Buenos Aires, La Pampa and the south of Cordoba province, to a level where grain crops urgently need more precipitation, according to the Argentina Meteorological Service (SMN).

The biggest issue is with the corn crop, the early planted portion of which is now entering key development phases.

The high temperatures are making the lack of rain a real problem, according to Juan Pablo Ioele, ...

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