Argentine Corn Acres Drop
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Fri Oct 4, 2013 11:15 AM CDT

SAO PAULO, Brazil (DTN) -- A lack of soil moisture in the northern and western reaches of the Argentine grain belt is delaying corn planting.

The delays are serious enough in Cordoba, Santa Fe and Buenos Aires provinces that the Buenos Aires Cereals Exchange this week lowered its 2013-14 Argentine corn area forecast by 250,000 acres to 8.5 million acres.

Rain did fall across central Argentina last week, but not in sufficient volume to offset the water deficit, the exchange said in a weekly report.

The focus of the acreage reduction will be mid-north and south Cordoba and north, central ...

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