RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A study by the Department of Rural Economy (DERAL), under the Secretariat of Agriculture and Supply of Paraná, shows that the state is facing the worst drought in 30 years. Bean and corn crops are expected to be the most affected by the historic drought.
The state is the second-largest grain producer in Brazil and one of the largest bean producers in the country. According to the Brazilian Bean and Pulses Institute, Paraná accounts for nearly 30 percent of the national production of the carioca type and 73 percent of black beans.
The study analyzed . . .