Highlights and threats in Brazilian corn and soy

Corn and soy are the most important feed ingredients for pig and poultry worldwide. With a year total of 20 million metric tons of corn and 14 million metric tons of soy, Brazil is the second largest exporting country in the world. In Northern Mato Grosso, which accounts for 27 percent of Brazil’s second corn crop output, in February of this year there was 21% more rain than the historical average, according to data from Somar and the Geographical and Statistical Brazilian Institute.

This meant that growers were not able to harvest their soybeans in time, and led to postponed replanting of fields with corn. In March, it was predicted that the corn harvest of 2014 would be threatened by the return of rain to corn-growing regions.

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