Farm Progress America, March 20, 2023

Max Armstrong shares insight on how Brazil’s second crop corn is pushing the country’s output higher.

March 20, 2023

5 Min Listen

Max Armstrong discusses the safrinha corn crop in Brazil, which is getting more attention. This “second planting” of corn is now a popular purchase item for Chinese buyers. The crop goes in after soybeans are harvested. The safrinha crop represents 70 to 75% of the country’s corn crop each year, and for 2023 may top 96 million metric tons. This would the largest corn crop in Brazil’s history.

Max Armstrong's Farm Progress America is a daily look at key issues in agriculture. It is produced and presented by Max Armstrong, veteran farm broadcaster and host of This Week in Agribusiness.

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