Weather has created two different scenarios for crops in South America.
University of Illinois postdoctoral student and Brazilian native Joana Colussi tells Brownfield Brazil is expected to bounce back from last year’s poor yields.
“If the weather cooperates, Brazil could have the largest harvest in their history; more than 300 million tons. I’m talking in general- corn, soybeans, cotton, coffee, wheat and rice.” That is up 15% from last season.
But, she says farmers in Argentina are battling drought from the third consecutive La Nina weather pattern.