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The great corn clash is coming as US and Brazil farmers face off

Competition intensifies as Brazil emerges as a significant rival with production forecast to surge 45% in 2016-17

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The US Department of Agriculture estimates that the 2016 US harvest reached an all-time high and that the crop gathered this fall will be the second biggest ever. The USDA will make its first survey-based estimates of US production in August.

Sao Paulo

THE world's biggest corn exporters are preparing for a showdown.

Brazilian farmers are in the midst of collecting their biggest corn harvest ever and American supplies are also plentiful - setting the stage for a stiff battle to win world buyers in the second half of the

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