Wed Mar 18, 2015 08:09 AM CDT Travelling through Minas Gerais and Eastern Goias last week with the Rally da Safra crop tour, it became obvious these regions had been hurt badly by drought. There were some decent crops, though.
Tue Mar 17, 2015 07:39 AM CDT Western Bahia was one of the regions worst affected by the dry January that hurt soybean crops across Brazil's Cerrado this year but damage was limited by the state's later planting window and use of longer cycle of the beans.
Mon Mar 9, 2015 10:35 AM CDT Record or near-record yields across Brazil's southern soy belt have offset some of the dryness losses in the Center-West, say AgRural, which raised its 2014-15 crop view by 1.5 mmt to 93.4 mmt.
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.