The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) (http://www.fas.usda.gov/) has published a Commodity Intelligence Report article on Brazilian corn production in the 2012/13 marketing year, with a discussion of expectations for the 2013/14 marketing year. The title of the article is “Brazil: Record Corn Production in 2012/13; Lower Expectations for Next Year.”
The full article can be found at the following web address: http://www.pecad.fas.usda.gov/highlights/2013/05/br_15may2013/
This article provides a useful explanation of the seasonality of the multi-crop Brazilian corn growing season and how early and late harvested corn in Brazil tends to go toward domestic industries on the one hand and export markets on the other. A very good and useful article by the folks at the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
Brazilian Corn Ears / Field – 2007 (Source: http://www.pecad.fas.usda.gov/)
2012 Article on “How U.S. Drought is Helping Brazilian Corn Production” (Source: http://en.mercopress.com/2012/)