Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Thu Oct 30, 2014 03:31 PM CDT

Rains Hamper Argentine Soy, Corn Planting; But Moisture Overall Positive

Rain at the start of the week delayed Argentine corn and soybean planting in the provinces of Buenos Aires and La Pampa, according to the Buenos Aires Grains Exchange.

But the showers provide generally favorable soil moisture conditions as the new season progresses.

Farmers had planted 35.6% of the projected Argentine corn crop as of Thursday, up 2.8% percentage points on the week before, said the exchange.

This week marks the end of first-crop corn planting in the nucleus regions at the heart of the grain belt. Farmers will now ...

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