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New Year's rain seen refreshing Argentina soya and corn

Rains expected throughout Argentina's Pampas grains belt over the New Year holiday should refresh recently planted soyabeans and corn, the country's top two cash crops, a local weather expert said on Monday. Weather on the Pampas was hot and dry over the weekend, but that will change on Tuesday with rain that was expected to continue on and off through the first half of January, said German Heinzenknecht, a meteorologist at consultancy Applied Climatology.

"The central farm belt is in good shape because, despite the recent high temperatures, rain is forecast for December 30 and 31," he said.

Copyright Reuters, 2015