Tue Jul 1, 2014 11:15 AM CDT Argentine farmers are faced with a difficult decision. Do they sell soybean stocks in the face of declining prices, or hold on in anticipation of a devaluation and as protection against economic crisis?
Mon Jun 23, 2014 01:00 PM CDT Interest among Brazilian farmers in non-GM soybeans has been on the rise in recent years, but a more flexible approach to GM beans in Europe has reduced premiums for conventional beans this year, and planted area will likely decline.
Wed Jun 18, 2014 05:04 PM CDT A U.S. Supreme Court decision potentially puts Argentina on course for default on its sovereign debt at the end of the month. In the short term, such a move would cause farmers to sell as little grain as possible and potentially further limit access to credit. On the other hand, in a better-case scenario, it could hasten the devaluation that many farmers are anticipating.
Mon Jun 16, 2014 02:34 PM CDT All sugarcane ethanol distilleries in Mato Grosso, Brazil's No. 1 grain state, have plans to add corn processing capacity over the next two years. But the outlook isn't for substantial growth in corn ethanol production in the medium to long term.
Mon Jun 9, 2014 02:21 PM CDT Brazil has announced it will raise the percentage of biofuel in diesel. Since the main source of biodiesel is soy oil, the industry estimates crushing will rise by 1.5% in 2014 on the move.
Wed May 21, 2014 02:07 PM CDT Brazil's experiment with second-crop soybean planting does not appear to have gone well, with low yields and persistent Asian rust attacks being the defining characteristics of the crop.
Mon May 19, 2014 02:51 PM CDT Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced a 14.7% increase in official farm credit for the 2014-15 season as part of a farm plan that was generally met with approval by farm leaders.