CASCAVEL, Brazil (DTN) -- Corn has been the big growth story in Brazilian agriculture over the last five years.
Farmers discovered that with a little investment in technology, they could make money out of planting a second crop of corn after summer soybeans.
This led to rapid expansion. In 2012, this growth grabbed the attention of a wider audience after a successful crop dovetailed with losses in the U.S. to yield handsome profits and to temporarily lift Brazil to the No. 1 spot in the world export market.
But a year on, the aura of success has faded.
Brazil produced ...