NEWS
Northern Argentina Needs Rain
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Thu Feb 7, 2013 03:41 PM CST

GENERAL VILLEGAS, Argentina (DTN) -- Waterlogged low-lying fields contrast with dust coming up from bone-dry tracks alongside the higher-lying soy and corn crops in northern and northwestern reaches of Argentina's Buenos Aires province.

There are also stark contrasts between crops, with the early-planted soy and corn looking strong and lush, while the later-planted crops looks in desperate need of moisture.

This is the product of the bizarre weather patterns experienced across Argentina's grain belt this year, with a year's worth of precipitation falling between August and mid-December and almost no rain since.

"It has been a strange year. We have ...

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