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Published July 15, 2013, 11:02 AM

Contemplating the Brazilian dilemma

Tropical climates that allow for year-round farming would seem to be a tremendous economic advantage, but for corn and soybean farmers in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso, it also poses a problem — an abundance of grain followed by about a 10 percent postharvest loss, partially because of a lack of storage.

By: Debra Levey-Larson, University of Illinois

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