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Wednesday 11/19/14

Rain Damages Brazilian Wheat
Late rain ruins wheat crop in Brazil's Rio Grande do Sul.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:49PM CST 11/19/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 11/17/14

Brazilian Soybean Planting Makes Up More Time
Brazilian soybean planting moved forward quickly again last week and has now made up most of the delays caused by the dry October in the Center-West.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 7:27AM CST 11/17/14 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 11/11/14

Brazil's Ag Ministry Pegs 2014-15 Soy Crop At 89.3 MMT To 91.7 MMT
Brazil's ag ministry refined but did not significantly change its for forecast for the 2014-15 soybean crop. The government number is at the low end of expectations.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 7:05AM CST 11/11/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 11/10/14

Brazilian Soy Business Heats Up
Brazil's soybean market may have seen more business in late October.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 9:21AM CST 11/10/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 
AgRural: Brazil Soybean Planting Accelerates, Reaches 46% Complete
Brazilian soybean planting accelerated over the last week, despite only light rains falling across the Center-West.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 6:24AM CST 11/10/14 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 11/07/14

Brazil's Mato Grosso Soy Planting Races Forward
Mato Grosso farmers planted soybeans at breakneck pace over the last seven days and two-thirds of field work is now complete.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:13PM CST 11/07/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 11/05/14

Brazil's Soybean Planting Delays to Pressure Logistics
The concentration of Center-West soybean planting in late October and early November will lead to a deluge of soybeans in late February, which will put enormous strain on Brazil's precarious logistics.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:18AM CST 11/05/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 
Brazil's Soybean Sales Remain Slow
A recent jump in soybean prices has not tempted many Brazilian farmers to sell, according to a Celeres survey.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 8:43AM CST 11/05/14 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 11/04/14

Brazil May Extend Amazon Soy Moratorium
Brazil's grain industry may extend its Amazon soy moratorium to 2016 amid growing concerns about rising deforestation.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:58PM CST 11/04/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 11/03/14

Brazil Tries to Smooth Way for China Corn Shipments
Brazil's Agriculture Minister Neri Geller plans to visit China this month in an attempt to smooth the way for corn exports, which have just begun. Brazil wants to avoid the problems that the U.S. has encountered with cargos containing the MIR 162 trait.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:09PM CST 11/03/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 
AgRural: Brazil Soybean Planting Progresses, Behind Schedule
AgRural sees soybean planting 29% complete, up from 16% last week but still well behind schedule.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 6:30AM CST 11/03/14 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

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
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