La Niña concerns increase among Brazil’s soybean producers

The weather phenomenon is being felt in parts of Brazil.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The impact of the La Niña weather phenomenon, which is expected to shake world food markets in the coming months, is starting to be felt in parts of Brazil, the world's largest soybean exporter.

In 20 years as a soybean farmer, Adriano Marco Vivian has never seen his fields so dry, with leaves burnt by excessive heat and lack of rain. La Niña can mean drought in many growing areas, including southern Brazil.

"I think about 70% of the yield potential has been lost," said Vivian, based in . . .

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