NEWS
Dry in Rio Grande do Sul
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Mon Jan 21, 2013 02:08 PM CST

SAO PAULO, Brazil (DTN) -- Farmers in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil's southernmost state, are worried that they will once again be the ones to see crops disappoint.

Last year, the region saw soybean and corn crops ravaged by drought, while elsewhere Brazilians celebrated strong yields, allowing them to take full advantage of record prices.

This season, it looked like they were being invited to the party with regular deluges soaking the crops over the first three months of the season and soybeans and corn in excellent shape.

However, the rains stopped abruptly one to two weeks ago and forecasts ...

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