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Brazil Crop Outlook - 1
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Fri Mar 21, 2014 01:20 PM CDT

ITAPETININGA, Brazil (DTN) -- It's been a difficult soybean season for Nelson Nunes.

His 2,200 acres of soybeans were just about recovering from a dry November when a second drought hit in January.

"It caused real havoc with the early-planted beans," said the farmer from one of his fields in Itapetininga, central Sao Paulo state.

Nunes estimates losses of 30% to the drought. Farmers tell similar stories across southern and southeastern Brazil, where the usual summer deluges just didn't arrive.

Indeed, if it weren't for a good crop in Mato Grosso, the top-producing state, Brazil would likely be in the ...

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