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Mercosur Regional Analysis

Corn Estimates of Argentina’s corn harvest continue to decrease, mainly due to the impact of Spiroplasma bacteria. The Rosario Grain Exchange lowered its estimate from 57 to 50.5 MMT, while the Buenos Aires Grain Exchange revised their’s from 52 to 49.5 MMT, marking the second consecutive week of decreases. So far, the loss of 7 MMT consists of yield reductions of over 70 percent in some areas, with around 250,000 ha completely lost and another 150,000 ha converted to fodder for animal feed (silage). The new estimates from various entities closely align with market expectations and are far from the 55 MMT the USDA estimates. Further reductions in the future are possible, not only due to the disease but also due to recent exces...

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