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Column: Argentine crops on alert as planting pace, vegetation among worst in decades

Reference: Reuters

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Nov 21 (Reuters) - Argentina soybean and corn planting is off to an unusually slow start as farmers there face a third consecutive growing season featuring a drought-supportive La Nina.

Soybeans were only 17% planted in the top soy product exporter as of last Thursday versus last year’s relatively normal 31%. Corn at 32% complete was down sharply from 48% a year ago, and the sowing paces for both crops are the slowest in at least two decades... Read More