Brazil corn crop damaged by frost

Output cut by nearly 4%

Brazil’s corn crop has been damaged by a late June frost, dropping the estimated output by 3.7% to 11.2 million metric tons, down from the original June 20 estimate of 13.4 million metric tons, according to Parana state’s agriculture secretariat.

“The damage is irreversible,” said Methodio Groxko, an analyst at Parana’s agriculture secretariat. “It affected plants that were at different stages of development.” Roughly 190,000 metric tons of wheat also sustained frost damage, dropping the crop’s estimated output to 2.613 million metric tons from a previously estimated 2.803 million metric tons.