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Lack of rains increases losses of second corn crop in Brazil

Staff writer |
The lack of rains in the Brazilian state of Goiás has already generated losses of 30 percent of the crop in municipalities such as Rio Verde and Jataí.

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This is according to the Association of Corn and Soybean Growers of Goiás. Rains have not fell in the state for over 20 days.

There are rain forecasts for the state, but not enough to avoid the losses.

“The losses will be intensified a lot and the 2016/2017 is compromised,” said the president of the association, Bartolomeu Braz Pereira.

The total losses for the state are estimated at five percent of the total volume in an area of 2.8 million acres.

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