Conab estimates Brazil’s second corn crop at 58.5 million metric tons

Brazil’s National Supply Company (Conab) has released a new estimate for the country’s second corn crop. The agency forecasts an increase of 4.7 percent of the planted area, comparing to last year, and production to jump 44 percent reaching 58.5 million metric tons with yields 37 percent higher. 
The planting of the second corn crop has already started in the country and in the state of Mato Grosso it already advanced to 10 percent of the projected area. In the meantime, another major producer the state of Paraná in the south is in earlier period with just 4.5 percent planted, but there is a perspective of higher yields there as well. In the southeast, where big states like Minas Gerais and São Paulo are located, the surfaces tend to maintained and planting may start during this month.

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