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Brazil farmers plant 99% of second corn area, drought a concern - AgRural

Brazil's farmers had planted 99% of the second-corn crop area in the center-south region through last Thursday, with scarce rains a concern in the states of Mato Grosso do Sul, São Paulo and Paraná, agribusiness consultancy AgRural said on Monday.

SAO PAULO, March 30 (Reuters) - Brazil's farmers had planted 99% of the second-corn crop area in the center-south region through last Thursday, with scarce rains a concern in the states of Mato Grosso do Sul, São Paulo and Paraná, agribusiness consultancy AgRural said on Monday.

Brazilian farmers had collected 76% of their 2019/2020 soybean crop through last Thursday, up from 66% last week and in line with last year's level for the period, the consultancy said.

(Reporting by Ana Mano Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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