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>> Mountains for corn, seen here, are piling up outside silos in parts of Brazil's Mato Grosso State, which grows a quarter of the country's grains. Brazil's second annual corn harvest has been so big this year that farmers have no option, but to leave it exposed to the elements before shipping it off to its final destination.
Reuters correspondent Anna Mono visited the region.>> What you see here behind me is 12,000 tons of winter corn. This year Brazil had a bumper crop. And this has exposed farmers to a known problem. They have nowhere to put all of this corn.>> The storage problem has been exacerbated as farmers refuse to sell their crops at the low prices, facing a global glut which is squeezing the sector.
But the hoarding poses a threat to the grains.>> If the weather is too dry, the corn can lose humidity and weight. If it rains the corn maybe wasted.>> Local farmer say Mato Groso's infrastructure woos, also put farmers at a disadvantage against US competitors who have played roads, accessible railways and on sight silos.
Tuporo one of the farming tanks in Mato Groso's chade is about 400 miles from the nearest railroad and relays exclusively on trucks to move its harvest. And looking ahead produces fear the storage problem could get worse, if these stockpiles are still there when the next harvest arrives in January