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Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent

Monday 05/04/15

Monsanto's Intacta Dispute in Argentina
Argentine farm groups and crushers are objecting to Monsanto's initiative to get grain purchasers to charge royalties on Intacta soybeans during the acquisition from farmers.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 9:19AM CDT 05/04/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 04/30/15

Climate Change Impact on Argentine Wheat
In the long term, warmer spells in south could pressure Argentine wheat yield potential, says one climate change researcher. On the plus side, autumn rainfall may increase.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:41AM CDT 04/30/15 | Post a Comment
Comments (3)
Climate change is simply an unproven theory why are you putting it out there as fact
Posted by AL MEIER at 11:29AM CDT 04/30/15
Global warming is the last thing I am worrying about in my thriving agricultural enterprise. The climate has always been changing. At one time, all of my farms were under thick glaciers. Focus on something we can influence, not this nonsense.
Posted by tom vogel at 11:58AM CDT 04/30/15
It certainly appears that the impact from warming is showing up in southern hemisphere production in similar ways that we have seen effects on crop cycles here in the northern hemisphere.
Posted by Bryce Anderson at 1:52PM CDT 04/30/15
 

Wednesday 04/29/15

Land Prices Jump In Brazil's North
Prices of land in Amazon regions rise in expectation that northern export corridors will cut the grain logistics costs over the next few years, making soybean production more attractive.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 8:21AM CDT 04/29/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 04/16/15

Some Argentine Farmers See Brighter Days Ahead
Argentine grain farmers see their current situation as bleak, but some have hope that the outlook will improve in the next 12 months.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 3:19PM CDT 04/16/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 04/09/15

Argentine Crops Continue to Look Good
With Argentine grain harvesting well under way, yields look excellent for soybeans and good for corn, the Buenos Aires Cereals Exchange reported.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 4:52PM CDT 04/09/15 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 04/07/15

Fire Rages at Brazil's Santos Port; Soy Still Loading
A fire at a fuel-storage facility at Santos port is restricting truck access to terminals. However, officials say grain shipments have not been affected.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:38AM CDT 04/07/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 04/06/15

Brazil's Crop Insurance Paralyzed
The Brazilian government hasn't released funding for last year's crop insurance amid radical fiscal tightening. Delays threaten efforts to establish a safety net for Brazilian farmers.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:42AM CDT 04/06/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 04/01/15

Brazilian Soy Exports Start Slow
Brazilian first-quarter soybean exports were 28% down on last year, reflecting easing demand, slow switching from the U.S. and delayed harvesting.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 5:46PM CDT 04/01/15 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 03/30/15

AgRural: Falling Brazilian Real Stimulates Soy Sales
The recent slide of the Brazilian real has stimulated sales of both the 2014-15 and 2015-16 crops over the last month, according to AgRural, a local farm consultancy.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 6:56AM CDT 03/30/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 03/26/15

Brazil's Crisis and Soy
Crisis offers Brazilian farmers a forex bump but contracting credit will make life harder next season and could mean lower soy and corn planting areas.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:16AM CDT 03/26/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 03/25/15

Agroconsult Raises Brazil 2014-15 Soy View to 95.8 MMT
Agroconsult raised its Brazilian soybean crop view by 1 million metric tons, taking its number above other major market forecasts.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:58PM CDT 03/25/15 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 03/23/15

Brazilian Soy Harvest 59% Complete
Brazil's soybean harvest moved forward to 59% complete after a drier week.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 8:50AM CDT 03/23/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 03/18/15

Brazil's Minas, East Goias Soy Hurt By Dry January
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.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 8:09AM CDT 03/18/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 03/17/15

Drought Hurts Brazil Bahia Crop, Late Planting Limits Losses
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.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 7:39AM CDT 03/17/15 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 03/09/15

AgRural Raises Brazil Soy Crop View on Excellent South
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.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:35AM CDT 03/09/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
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  • Monsanto's Intacta Dispute in Argentina
  • Climate Change Impact on Argentine Wheat
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  • Some Argentine Farmers See Brighter Days Ahead
  • Argentine Crops Continue to Look Good
  • Fire Rages at Brazil's Santos Port; Soy Still Loading
  • Brazil's Crop Insurance Paralyzed
  • Brazilian Soy Exports Start Slow
  • AgRural: Falling Brazilian Real Stimulates Soy Sales
  • Brazil's Crisis and Soy
  • Agroconsult Raises Brazil 2014-15 Soy View to 95.8 MMT
  • Brazilian Soy Harvest 59% Complete
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