Remember, in dry years, the poorest yielding crops will be harvested first.
Western Iowa yield report:
Dry land soybeans making 20 BPA. Last year, similar ground made 60+. Dry land corn 20-50 BPA. Really good ground making 75-100 BPA. Last year would’ve made 225-250. Good ground last year 275-300.
Dr. Michael Cordonnier is a retired agronomy professor from Michigan State University College of Agriculture who is considered the authority on South American crop production. His summary of the start of the South American spring planting:
Most of the southern state of Parana, which is the second largest soybean producing state in Brazil, has ample soil moisture to start planting. The Department of Rural Economics (Deral) estimates that less than 1% of the soybeans in Parana have been planted.