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Drought hitting Argentine corn, soy producers

By ALMUDENA CALATRAVA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

This article was published April 4, 2018 at 2:06 a.m.

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Jorge Josifovich, a farmer and agricultural engineer who provides advice to growers, examines drought-affected soybeans near Pergamino, Argentina, in late March. “Not only is there the physical loss of grain yield, but there’s also the loss of quality, which lowers the product’s final price,” said Josifovich.

A farmer shows the underdeveloped roots of soy affected by the drought near Pergamino, Argentina, in March.

Jorge Josifovich is silent and downcast as he walks under the pounding sun in one of Argentina's most fertile agricultural regions, staring at soybean plants parched by the country's worst drought in years.

A farmer shows the underdeveloped roots of soy affected by the drought near Pergamino, Argentina, in March.

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