Analysis: Lack of crop rotation slowly turns Argentine Pampas into ‘sand’

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Soybean plants are harvested at a field in the city of ChacabucoBy Hugh Bronstein BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina's key resource, its agricultural soils, are being depleted by lack of crop rotation as soy farming encroaches on areas once used for corn, wheat and cattle grazing, according to local experts and a government source. The loss of fertility is a slow-burning threat to crop yields at a time when importers are counting on the world's No. 3 corn and soybean supplier to increase output to help meet the boom in demand expected over the decades ahead. …