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Friday 09/04/15

Argentine Wheat Gets Rest From Rains
Warmer, drier weather across Argentina's wheat belt has allowed the crop to recover. Damage will still be significant in some regions though.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:56AM CDT 09/04/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 09/02/15

Brazilian Crop Chemicals Market to Remain Firm
Brazil's crop chemical market will remain firm in 2015-16 despite rising prices caused by the devaluation of the Brazilian real. A decline in soybean insecticide demand as Bt seed use spreads will be offset by stronger corn and cotton demand.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:29AM CDT 09/02/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 09/01/15

Brazil GMO Planting On The Rise
The use of genetically engineered varieties in Brazilian soybean, corn and cotton crops will rise 3.9% in 2015-16 as farmers employ more of the newly released stacked seeds, according to a survey conducted by Celeres, a local farm consultancy.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 9:43AM CDT 09/01/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 08/26/15

Upturn in Brazilian Fertilizer Demand
Brazilian fertilizer demand rose in July, indicating a possible late surge in orders ahead of the 2015-16 summer grain crop. Greater availability of credit and rising local prices have been key.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:48AM CDT 08/26/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 08/17/15

Brazilian Fertilizer Sales Stable in July
Brazilian fertilizer sales have perked up over the last two months, reflecting better prospects for the next soybean crop. However, overall sales are still expected to decline in 2015.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:42PM CDT 08/17/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 08/14/15

Floods Threaten Argentine Wheat Crop
Intense rain during the last two weeks has led to flooding on Argentine wheat fields. The extent of the damage depends on how long the fields will remain submerged.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 1:44PM CDT 08/14/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 08/13/15

Argentine Farmers Plant Defensively
Argentine farmers will adopt a defensive strategy in 2015-16 due to the plethora of uncertainties that they face. As a result, wheat area will fall 16% and corn area will drop 15%.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 1:05PM CDT 08/13/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 08/12/15

Brazil 2015-16 Cotton Area to be Lowest in 13 Years
Brazil's cotton farmers association predicts cotton area will fall to the lowest level in 13 years during the upcoming 2015-16 season, because of low margins and a lack of credit.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 4:03PM CDT 08/12/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 08/10/15

Brazil's Crisis and Forex
Brazil's agriculture has been helped by the decline of the Brazilian real this year and a political crisis means the forex volatility may continue.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 12:21PM CDT 08/10/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 08/06/15

Brazilian Soy Industry Nervous About Chinese Moves
The move by Chinese state companies to build stocks and to buy soybeans directly from Brazilian farmers has left the local industry worried about losing ground.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 1:25PM CDT 08/06/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 08/05/15

Brazil Focuses on Integration
Brazil will focus more on intensifying the use of existing farmland rather than expanding the frontier in the next few years, with livestock becoming a bigger part of hitherto grain-dominated farming systems.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 3:49PM CDT 08/05/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 
Brazil's Corn Market Sees Busy July
Brazilian farmers have taken advantage of the surge in international prices and then the slide of the real to place large quantities of second-crop corn over the last month.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:48AM CDT 08/05/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 08/04/15

Brazil to Plant More Soy In 2015-16
The slide of the Brazilian real has revived prospects of positive margins on soybeans.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:32AM CDT 08/04/15 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 07/30/15

Brazil Intacta Royalty Controversy
A Brazilian judge has granted an injunction preventing Monsanto from charging royalties on its Intacta insect-resistant trait for seeds produced for own use.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 9:47AM CDT 07/30/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 07/27/15

Brazil's Soy Industry Raises Soybean Export View
Brazil's soy industry raises soybean export view on larger crop and heavy shipments schedule.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:59PM CDT 07/27/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
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  • Floods Threaten Argentine Wheat Crop
  • Argentine Farmers Plant Defensively
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  • Brazil's Crisis and Forex
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