Argentina’s agriculture to recover slowly despite El Niño -grains exchange

BUENOS AIRES, May 10 – The El Niño weather phenomenon is unlikely to bring heavy rains to Argentina’s agricultural area before September, the Buenos Aires grains exchange said on Wednesday, meaning the drought-hit soil will likely see a slow recovery.Argentina is one of the world’s top food producers, but dry conditions over much of the past year have taken a toll on its key agricultural regions, delaying its soy and corn crops and halving last season’s wheat output.The El Niño phenomenon, which usually causes higher-than-usual rainfall in Argentina’s main agricultural provinces, is expected to begin in coming weeks, the …
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