Freeze Scares Producers in Argentina

A freeze last week worried producers about their crop, but it looks like it won't be a problem.

Published on: Nov 23, 2007

The south central grain growing areas of Argentina experienced a freeze last week that had many people concerned about what that would do to Argentina's crop output. However; according to USDA meteorologist Mark Brusberg, says it's not going to affect the national crop production significantly.
Brusberg says there are a few reasons why the freeze will not hurt national production. For starters, wheat and grain crops were behind schedule so they were not as susceptible to freeze damage.

"It appears to be fairly isolated to just a few delegations in south central Argentina," Brusberg says. "There was some localized damage, obviously farmers are not happy about what happened in these particular areas; but in the grand scheme of things, crops are really looking good elsewhere."