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Thursday 10/16/14

Brazil Mato Grosso Soy Farmers Fret Over Lack of Rain
Farmers in Mato Grosso are getting increasingly nervous about soybean planting delays as the dry October continues. Spring rains are forecast to return next week, but crop planning is already messed up.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 12:15PM CDT 10/16/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 10/14/14

U.S. Wheat Shipments To Brazil To Fall Dramatically In 2015
A bumper Brazilian crop, combined with increased production in Argentina, means Brazilian imports of U.S. wheat will likely fall dramatically in 2015.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 4:04PM CDT 10/14/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 
U.S. Wheat Shipments To Brazil To Fall In 2015
A bumper Brazilian crop, combined with increased production in Argentina, means Brazilian imports of U.S. wheat will likely fall dramatically in 2015.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 4:04PM CDT 10/14/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 10/13/14

Brazil Soy Planting Slow
Another dry week across Brazil's Center-West soybean belt means only 7% of the country's crop was planted as of Friday and the lack of rain in forecasts for this week means fieldwork is unlikely to accelerate this week.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:22AM CDT 10/13/14 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 10/09/14

Brazil's Ag Ministry Pegs 2014-15 Soy Crop Below Market Consensus
Brazil's Agriculture Ministry pegged 2014-15 soybean production below market consensus at 88.9 mmt to 92.4 mmt in its first grain crop report.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 9:15AM CDT 10/09/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 10/03/14

Agribusiness, Mato Grosso and the Farm Lobby
Agriculture is important to Brazil's economy, accounting for half of Mato Grosso's GDP. Farmers have long complained their political clout doesn't reflect their economic importance, but the farm lobby in Congress has grown significantly in recent years.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:47AM CDT 10/03/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 10/01/14

Brazilian Sugar/Ethanol Plants Near Bankruptcy
Some 30 Brazil sugar and ethanol plants are behind on payments and aren't producing, putting them close to bankruptcy, according to a local survey.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 3:07PM CDT 10/01/14 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 09/29/14

Argentine Farmers Worry About Crops, Crisis
Argentine farmers face tight margins and hope for devaluation. But the underlying economic crisis that will likely cause that re-pegging of the currency remains a huge concern.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 4:00PM CDT 09/29/14 by Alastair Stewart | Post a Comment
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forecast are what they are not always right
Posted by andrew mohlman at 4:12AM CDT 09/30/14
 

Thursday 09/25/14

Brazil's Corn Ethanol Play
A number of corn ethanol projects have been recently announced in Brazil, causing something of a buzz around the issue. But the opportunities are not limitless.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:31AM CDT 09/25/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 09/24/14

Brazil Refuses to Sign Zero Deforestation Pact
Brazil refuses to sign zero deforestation pact as new law allows for Amazon clearance.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 4:26PM CDT 09/24/14 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 
Brazil Offers Wheat Price Support
Brazil's government this week announced $62.5 million in wheat price subsidies amid slumping quotes as the local harvest picks up pace.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 9:24AM CDT 09/24/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 09/22/14

ADM Opens Brazilian Northern Port Operations
ADM last week opened a new port terminal in Bacarena, which it hopes will eventually export 6 million metric tons each year from the Cerrado region.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:14AM CDT 09/22/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 09/19/14

Argentina's Congress Approves Supply Bill, Worrying Ag
Argentina's lower house Thursday granted President Cristina Fernandez wide-ranging economic powers, which could allow her to force the sale of grain stocks and cap food prices.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 12:03PM CDT 09/19/14 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 09/18/14

Argentina Farmers Start Planting Corn
Argentine farmers start planting corn amid poor prospects. The corn planted area is seen slumping 16%.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 1:22PM CDT 09/18/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 
Argentina Farmers Start Planting Corn
Argentine farmers start planting corn amid poor prospects. The corn planted area is seen slumping 16%.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 1:22PM CDT 09/18/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
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