Brazil’s soy and corn are the crops that have been hardest hit by drought this year, reports the National Food Supply Company (Conab).

    The soy harvest last year reached 61.4 million tons. This year it is estimated that it will just barely top 50 million tons. That is a drop of over 18%. As for the corn harvest, it will be down over 19%.


    In the state of Rio Grande do Sul, where the drought was most severe, the soy harvest is down almost 75%. And the corn harvest is down around 68%.


    The other southern states, Santa Catarina and Paraná, along with Mato Grosso do Sul, also had significant losses.


    The bright spot in agriculture is summer-harvest rice, which is expected to rise in production by 5.2%.


    As for total grain production this year, Conab says it should reach 112.4 million tons, down 5.7% from last year.


    ABr

    Tags:

    • Show Comments (0)

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    comment *

    • name *

    • email *

    • website *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Ads

    You May Also Like

    President Dilma Rousseff

    Brazil President Urges US and EU to Put More Effort to Control Debt Crisis

    The presidents of Brazil, India, and South Africa on Tuesday urged the world’s rich ...

    Freedom of press

    Brazil Tumbles 41 Points to 99th Place in Press Freedom While US Drops to 47th

    The international freedom of press organization Reporters Without Borders has placed Brazil in the ...

    Argentina's Cristina Kirchner with Brazil's Lula in Brasília

    Argentina’s President Elect Tells Brazilians: ‘We Want Results’

    Stating that it had been a most "fruitful and successful" meeting, but not revealing ...

    Brazilian Indians: What FUNAI Won’t Tell You

    Tours with visits to Indian villages are common in the Brazilian Amazon. Within the ...

    RAPIDINHAS

    Brazil’s international trade policies and strategies must improve dramatically, especially where high-tech, big ticket ...

    Brazil Reduces Key Interest Rate by 0.75% to 17.25%

    Brazilian and Latin American stocks headed lower, as investors continued to lock in some ...

    A Brazil the History Books Won’t Show

    Once in a while it’s good to dive back into the past, which never ...

    Brazilian Helio Alves

    Helio Alves: The Wizard of the Brazilian Keys

    Helio Alves is not the kind of pianist that you can pigeonhole into any ...

    My 20 Years as a Brazilian Gringo

    I’ve become much less American and much more Brazilian. Take my anti-U.S. imperialist sentiments, ...

    Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim

    Brazil to Chavez: Apologize or No Deal!

    Venezuela may need to apologize to Brazil's Congress if it wants to join Mercosur ...