Thu Mar 5, 2015 10:48 AM CST Uncertainty abounds across Brazil's soy market. Will the trucker blockades return and will the decline of the Brazilian real, which is making local farmers more competitive, continue?
Thu Feb 26, 2015 05:21 PM CST Brazilian truckers continued to block highways Thursday, hampering soy exports and harvesting efforts, in spite of an agreement between the government and trucker representatives. The Justice Ministry threatened fines for protestors Thursday.
Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:06 AM CST Brazil's government and truckers reached an agreement to end an eight-day road blockade that has hindered soy harvesting and delivery. But protestors continued to block the passage of trucks across the agricultural interior Thursday morning.
Mon Feb 23, 2015 01:57 PM CST A trucker blockade of Mato Grosso soy routes enters its sixth day, raising exporter concerns about port deliveries and leaving farmers worried about diesel shortages as they harvest.
Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:11 AM CST Cade, Brazil's antitrust body, Wednesday approved the deal to merge rail operator ALL with Cosan, Brazil's No. 1 sugar firm. The soybean industry is concerned the deal will create a bulk rail logistics monopoly at Santos port.
Thu Feb 12, 2015 08:43 AM CST Brazil's Agriculture Ministry lowered its 2014-15 soybean view to 94.6 mmt on dry weather in the Center-West and dropped its second-crop corn number to 48.3 mmt on soy-crop delays.
Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:48 PM CST Abiove raised its Brazilian soybean view to 92.3 mmt. While bucking the trend for lower estimates in recent weeks, the fact that Abiove started from such a low base made the hike less dramatic.
Mon Feb 9, 2015 02:11 PM CST While Cosan's purchase of a controlling stake in ALL, Brazil's main rail operator, would be accompanied by much-needed investment in commodity rail transport capacity, Brazil's soy industry is concerned that the deal gives the sugar company a virtual monopoly for rail delivery at Santos port.
Mon Jan 26, 2015 02:35 PM CST Dry weather allowed Brazil's soybean harvest to progress quickly last week, but a lack of rain is worrying farmers across various parts of the northeast, southeast and center-west.
Fri Jan 23, 2015 02:06 PM CST 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.
Thu Jan 22, 2015 01:00 PM CST 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.
Tue Jan 20, 2015 08:13 AM CST 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.