In the week ending Oct. 16, early-corn planting in Argentina rose to about 47 percent planted, up 5 points week on week but 15 points below the five-year average. Brazil’s early-corn planting rose to over 47 percent, up 8 points week on week but 12 points below the five-year average.

Brazilian soybeans were just 8 percent planted, more than double the planted area in the week prior but down some 12 percent YOY and down 10 percent from the five-year average.

Prolonged dryness continues to challenge planting efforts in southern Brazil, but other Brazilian regions and nearly all of Argentina have seen more rain and notably higher soil moisture recently.

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