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Brazil's Second-Crop Corn
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Fri Jan 10, 2014 01:43 PM CST

LONDRINA, Brazil (DTN) -- Depressed corn prices have left many Brazilian farmers less than excited about planting a second crop of corn after their summer soybeans this season.

But a lack of commercial options mean many will plant anyway.

"The margins look very tight on (second-crop) corn this year, but it is the best option we have," said Mauricio Okimura from his 2,000-acre farm in the southern state of Parana.

Okimura will plant 1,250 acres of second-crop corn starting in February this year across his plots around Londrina, northern Parana.

According to the Parana State Agricultural Secretariat, second-crop corn area ...

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