Brazil’s Corn Crop in the South Hit by Drought: FCStone

January 7th, 2020


Category: Grains

(Reuters) – The corn crop in Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul, the country’s number 3 grain producing state, will likely be reduced by 20% from initial estimates due to a severe drought, broker and consultancy INTL FCStone said on Monday.

The broker cut its estimate for the state’s corn production to 4.8 million tonnes from 6 million tonnes projected previously. With the damage in the South, Brazil’s corn production in the first crop (summer crop) will fall 3.4% from initial projections to 25.75 million tonnes, FCStone said.

Reuters reported last week that farmers were having problems with lack of rains in the region.

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