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Mercosur Regional Analysis

Wheat  Argentina’s wheat crop continues to suffer from drought from the center of the wheat-growing region to the north of the country. Last week’s rains skipped this region and crops there are suffering. Some fields are considered lost while others are reporting irreversible yield losses that will pull yield 15-25 percent below normal. October is the critical month for yield definition in the Argentine crop, so if rains do not develop soon, losses will deepen.  Conversely, rains in the southern edge of the core agricultural area and further south have helped crop development and, if normal rains continue, yields will be above average. Of the total planted area of 1.6 million hectares, the core growing region has abo...

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