South America Calling
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Fri Jan 29, 2016 06:32 AM CST

A lack of rain in the heart of the Argentine grain belt over the past month has caused some concern.

If abundant precipitation doesn't arrive across northern and central Buenos Aires in the next couple of weeks, losses could start being registered, analysts say.

Temperatures have been high across the grain belt in January, stressing soybean and corn plants.

"We have gone through a climatic pause in January," said Eduardo Sierra, a local climatologist at the Buenos Aires Cereals Exchange.

The weather represents a turnaround from the heavy rains experienced in November and December as the El Nino weather phenomenon ...

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