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Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent

Friday 10/31/14

Brazil's Mato Grosso Soy Planting Advances 20 Percentage Points
The return of rains allowed farmers in Brazil's Mato Grosso to recoup some of the delays in soybean planting over the last week. But at 40.5% complete, planting still lags badly compared with the 71.7% planted at the same point last year.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 3:18PM CDT 10/31/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 
Brazil's Southern Soybean Planting Still Behind Schedule
ybean planting in Brazil's south remains behind schedule, although the delays are small and will not have an impact on yields. The market anxiously awaits planting figures for Mato Grosso, the No. 1 soybean state, where fieldwork is expected to have progressed quickly this week after a month of delays due to dry weather.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 6:27AM CDT 10/31/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 10/30/14

Rains Hamper Argentine Soy, Corn Planting; But Moisture Overall Positive
Rain hampered corn and soybean planting in some key parts of the Argentine grain belt, but the moisture will be an overall positive for the crop.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 3:29PM CDT 10/30/14 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 10/29/14

Futures, Forex Bump Grabs Brazil Soy Farmers' Attention
Price bumps over the past week have pricked Brazilian farmer interest in selling 2014-15 soybeans. Sales volume was light, but farmers have a lot to sell and they are now monitoring the market.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:28AM CDT 10/29/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 10/28/14

Brazilian Soy Exports To Decline $7.3 B In 2015
Brazilian soy complex export revenues will decline sharply in 2015 on lower prices, says Abiove, the local soy industry association.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:31AM CDT 10/28/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 10/27/14

Brazil Soy Planting Still Sluggish
Brazilian soybean planting was slow last week despite the return of showers to Mato Grosso and surrounding regions. Farmers are waiting for more substantial rains, forecast for this week, before resuming field work.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 9:11AM CDT 10/27/14 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 10/24/14

Brazil's Election and Agriculture
Brazilians go to the polls on Sunday with much at stake for the country's massive agribusiness sector.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 3:27PM CDT 10/24/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 10/22/14

Showers Restart Soy Planting in Brazil's Mato Grosso, Center-West
The return of showers in Brazil's Mato Grosso and surrounding parts of the Center-West, combined with forecasts of further rain over the weekend, have prompted farmers to restart planting soybeans this week.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 3:16PM CDT 10/22/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 
Brazilian Sept. Fertilizer Sales Strong Despite Low Prices
Brazilian fertilizer sales rose 9% year-on-year in September with soybean farming driving demand despite lower prices.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 9:29AM CDT 10/22/14 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 10/21/14

Brazilian Wheat Imports From the US?
Brazil may still import wheat from the U.S. in 2015 despite producing a much larger crop this season. That's because high coastal shipping rates means Argentina is the main supplier to the north and northeast, and availability from the neighbor at the start of 2015 may well be restricted.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 9:30AM CDT 10/21/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 10/20/14

Brazil Beef to Expand Across Feedlots
Brazil is known as a producer of grass-fed beef, but feedlot use will expand quickly over the next decade to meet international demand.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:11PM CDT 10/20/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 
Brazil's Soy Crop Just 10% Planted
Another week of hot, dry weather means Brazilian soybean planting has fallen further behind schedule.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 8:49AM CDT 10/20/14 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

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
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  • Brazilian Soy Exports To Decline $7.3 B In 2015
  • Brazil Soy Planting Still Sluggish
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