The 2018/2019 crop of grain should close the cycle with a harvest of 241.3 million tons, which represents a 6% increase compared to the previous crop. The data were published by the National Supply Company (Conab) in the 11th crop survey. According to the agency, the planted area was estimated at 63 million hectares, with a 2% increase over the same period. Soyabean suffered a 3.5% reduction in production and reached 115.1 million tons, consolidating itself as the second largest soybean production in the Conab historical series. The Midwest and South regions represent over 78% of this production. Already the planted area had an increase of 2.1%, reaching 35.8K hectares.
Corn: Corn production in the first crop should be 26.2 million tons, a 2.1% reduction over the previous crop. The harvest ended in the Center-South region and continues to occur in the North and Northeast. As for second crop corn, the cereal will have a record production of 73.1 million tons, 35.6% more than the 2017/2018 crop. Harvesting has been intensified and now extends to 84% of the planted area.
Source: Canal Rural