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South America’s 2021 crop harvest in doubt amid droughts

Today, we talk about how droughts are threatening South American farmers — and how they are connected to Amazon deforestation. Plus, the heated battle between Brasília and São Paulo over coronavirus vaccines.

Drought season puts South American farmers on alert

With one of the worst starts to a growing season on record, Brazil’s early planted crops are under immense stress. Some regions endured the driest September-December stretch in decades, and crops are now getting behind schedule. In the state of Mato Grosso, a Brazilian agricultural powerhouse, high soil temperatures forced many farmers to replant, causing massive losses. Northern Uruguay and...

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