NEWS
Argentina Crop Outlook - 3
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Wed May 8, 2013 06:39 AM CDT

CHRISTOPHERSEN, Argentina (DTN) -- Argentina's corn farmers collectively dodged a bullet this season.

Those who managed to plant corn during the wet conditions in October saw crops tassel before dry weather hit in January. Others who didn't plant then, or couldn't plant then due to waterlogging, largely opted for December planting. They saw their crops ride out the January drought and be favored by rains in February and March.

"Farmers have become much smarter about how they deal with the potential for a dry January and are planting around it," said David Hughes, a director of Traulenco, which manages substantial ...

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