Brazil Crop Outlook - 3
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Fri Sep 4, 2015 06:21 AM CDT

SAO PAULO, Brazil (DTN) -- Corn is slowly becoming a winter crop in Brazil and that process will likely continue in 2015-16.

Brazilian summer corn area is expected to decrease around 2% to approximately 14.5 million acres when planting begins in September as farmers switch to cheaper soybeans.

"We are slowly seeing the practice of planting corn in the summer come to an end. In our region, the only corn being planted is for silage," said Mario Lucio Melo, head agronomist at the Coopavel cooperative in the southern state of Parana.

Over the past 15 years, farmers across the grain ...

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