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Brazil Crop Outlook - 3
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Wed Oct 23, 2013 09:32 AM CDT

CASCAVEL, Brazil (DTN) -- Vinicius Lazarini's wheat looks handsome, swaying in the wind.

As a combine thrashes through the field in front of us, the young farmer is confident that he has an excellent crop.

But many of Lazarini's neighbors in the southern Brazilian state of Parana weren't as lucky.

A series of freezing dawns in late July across Brazil's No. 1 wheat-producing state hit around half the crop in the sensitive boot, heading and flowering stages of development.

"The frost destroyed many fields around here. It was a disaster," said Lazarini, who plants 1,700 acres in Cascavel, western Parana, ...

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