Drought punishes plantations and causes damage in Brazil’s South and Midwest

Folha de S. Paulo, Leonardo Vieceli in 05/01/2022

The lack of rain punishes plantations and causes losses for rural producers in the South and part of the Midwest. Corn, soybeans and pastures are among the crops most affected by drought.

So far, the estimate is for a loss of R$ 16.8 billion due to the prolonged drought, indicates the State Secretariat for Agriculture and Supply. In Paraná, the lack of rain has already damaged the first corn crop and part of the soybean crops.

According to meteorologist Francisco de Assis, head of weather forecasting at Inmet (National Institute of Meteorology), the dry period in the South and Midwest can be associated with the La Niña phenomenon.

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