NEWS
South America Calling
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Tue Apr 8, 2014 11:01 AM CDT

Rain clouds unloaded over Argentina's principal soy regions over the last 72 hours.

Precipitation reaching 15 inches in isolated spots and commonly totaling 6 inches lashed the provinces of Cordoba, Santa Fe, Entre Rios and northern Buenos Aires, with hailstorms also reported.

As a result, soybean harvesting, which is about 10% complete, has been basically halted.

Farmers are worried the humidity will affect the quality of the soybeans ready to be harvested and possibly cause losses further down the line.

"A continuation of the storms puts the region in a very complicated situation and could cause new losses to the ...

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