Argentina rains boost grains producers amid global food price rally

Argentina is the world’s top exporter of soybean oil and meal, and the third largest of corn, but lower rainfall in recent months due to a moderate La Nina weather phenomenon had caused uncertainty over harvests from the country.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Abundant rains in recent weeks in Argentina have lifted forecasts for soybean and corn harvests, according to a revised outlook by the Rosario grains exchange, a major boost for the grains producer amid a global food price rally.

The exchange raised its forecast for the 2020/21 soybean harvest to 49 million tons, versus 47 million previously, and for corn to 48.5 million tons from 46 million earlier, when dry conditions had raised concerns over crops.

The exchange said in the monthly report sent to Reuters early on Thursday that the rains in recent weeks . . .

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