The Agriculture Secretariat predicted Wednesday that farmers in
The Secretariat's corn area forecast is also up, from 3.45 million to 3.5 million hectares this month.
Due to weather conditions, including heavy rainfall late in 2006, analysts forecast record soybean production and high corn production. The wheat production forecast, at 13.7 million tons, remains unchanged.
If good or normal weather follows in January and February, expect record corn and soy yields.