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Drought affects farm productivity in central Mato Grosso

A delay of rains in Mato Grosso is hurting productivity of soy production and already threatens cotton in some regions of the state. Usually, large Mato Grosso agricultural companies plant soybeans early to guarantee the first harvest by January 10th and the second by the last day of the month. Plans this year, however, have been affected by drought. According to researchers and farming associations in the region, soy farmers have seen volatile production results between 18 bags and 70 bags per hectare compared with average production that usually runs between 40-60 bags per hectare 



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