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Friday 01/23/15

Sluggish Brazil Eases Pressure on Freight
A slowdown in the Brazilian economy reduced freight demand and lowered grain transport costs in the second half of 2014, leading farmers to hope for smaller freight jumps when the soybean harvest accelerates over the next couple of weeks.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:06PM CST 01/23/15 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 01/22/15

Agroconsult Lowers Brazil Soy View, Situation Delicate
Soybean crops across a broad eastern strip of the Brazilian grain belt are in urgent need of rain after a dry first half of January, Agroconsult, a local farm consultancy, said Thursday.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 1:00PM CST 01/22/15 by Alastair Stewart | Post a Comment
Comments (1)
If coffee and sugar cane are at 50 percent of normal production ,water res.are 6 percent of normal how are corn and soybeans doing so well?
Posted by Glen Nixon at 4:21PM CST 01/25/15
 

Wednesday 01/21/15

Brazil Breaks Crop Insurance Promise
Brazil only released 57% of its crop insurance subsidy budget in 2014, leading to concerns that growth in farm coverage could lose momentum.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 8:32AM CST 01/21/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 01/20/15

Brazil's Center-West, Southeast Soy Farmers Wait For Rain
Rainfall has been well below average in January, normally the wettest month, across Brazil's Center-West and Southeast region, causing some soybean crops to suffer. However, heavier rain is forecast from Thursday onwards.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 8:13AM CST 01/20/15 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 01/16/15

Brazil Farmers Forward Sell Second-Crop Corn
Forward sales for the upcoming second-crop corn have been brisk in Brazil over the last two months as farmers seek to avoid a repeat of the marketing mistakes of 2014.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:19AM CST 01/16/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 01/15/15

Rosario Exchange Lowers Argentine Soy View
Rosario Cereals Exchange clipped its soybean view on lower area but raised its corn number amid good to very good crop development.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 8:53AM CST 01/15/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 01/14/15

Mato Grosso Soy Needs More Consistent Rain
The lack of consistent rainfall is concerning soybean farmers in Mato Grosso as their crop enters pod filling. Unfortunately, heavy rain is only forecast for late next week.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:34AM CST 01/14/15 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 01/13/15

Brazil's Plan for 2015 Soy Transport
Brazil's government announced its plan for soy transportation in 2015, which brought little concrete in the way of advances, but private sector investment and better efficiency should mean chaos doesn't descend this year.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 4:16PM CST 01/13/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 01/12/15

Brazil Soy Market Slow as Harvest Gets Under Way
The Brazilian soybean market is slow as farmers wait for further price peaks and harvest to get going.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 8:54AM CST 01/12/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 01/09/15

Brazil's Ag Min Pegs 2014-15 Soy at 95.9 MMT
Brazil's Ag Ministry slightly raised its 2014-15 soybean crop forecast Friday amid good weather and low pest and disease levels.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:21AM CST 01/09/15 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 01/08/15

Argentina Grains Enters 2015 Looking Good
Early-planted Argentine soybean and corn crops look good. High yields are already expected for corn.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 4:22PM CST 01/08/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 01/07/15

Brazil Soybean Crop Forecasts Stand Pat to Higher on Good Weather
With Brazil's 2014-15 soybean crop developing well, analysts are firming up or even raising forecasts of a record crop.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 9:53AM CST 01/07/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 12/19/14

Brazil's Cane Crop Bigger
The return of rains since November has improved the production outlook for Brazilian sugarcane, most of which will be used for ethanol.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 9:35AM CST 12/19/14 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 12/16/14

Brazil's Intacta Impasse Continues
With a month to go until harvest, Monsanto and Brazil's soybean buyers have yet to reach an agreement on the collection of Intacta royalties.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:43PM CST 12/16/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 12/15/14

Brazil's Second-Crop Corn Area Up 1%: Celeres
Celeres bucks the trend by forecasting a 1% increase in Brazilian second-crop corn area, despite unattractive margins.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 5:32PM CST 12/15/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
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