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Wednesday 10/01/14

Brazilian Sugar/Ethanol Plants Near Bankruptcy
Some 30 Brazil sugar and ethanol plants are behind on payments and aren't producing, putting them close to bankruptcy, according to a local survey.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 3:07PM CDT 10/01/14 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 09/29/14

Argentine Farmers Worry About Crops, Crisis
Argentine farmers face tight margins and hope for devaluation. But the underlying economic crisis that will likely cause that re-pegging of the currency remains a huge concern.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 4:00PM CDT 09/29/14 by Alastair Stewart | Post a Comment
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forecast are what they are not always right
Posted by andrew mohlman at 4:12AM CDT 09/30/14
 

Thursday 09/25/14

Brazil's Corn Ethanol Play
A number of corn ethanol projects have been recently announced in Brazil, causing something of a buzz around the issue. But the opportunities are not limitless.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:31AM CDT 09/25/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 09/24/14

Brazil Refuses to Sign Zero Deforestation Pact
Brazil refuses to sign zero deforestation pact as new law allows for Amazon clearance.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 4:26PM CDT 09/24/14 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 
Brazil Offers Wheat Price Support
Brazil's government this week announced $62.5 million in wheat price subsidies amid slumping quotes as the local harvest picks up pace.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 9:24AM CDT 09/24/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 09/22/14

ADM Opens Brazilian Northern Port Operations
ADM last week opened a new port terminal in Bacarena, which it hopes will eventually export 6 million metric tons each year from the Cerrado region.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:14AM CDT 09/22/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 09/19/14

Argentina's Congress Approves Supply Bill, Worrying Ag
Argentina's lower house Thursday granted President Cristina Fernandez wide-ranging economic powers, which could allow her to force the sale of grain stocks and cap food prices.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 12:03PM CDT 09/19/14 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 09/18/14

Argentina Farmers Start Planting Corn
Argentine farmers start planting corn amid poor prospects. The corn planted area is seen slumping 16%.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 1:22PM CDT 09/18/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 
Argentina Farmers Start Planting Corn
Argentine farmers start planting corn amid poor prospects. The corn planted area is seen slumping 16%.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 1:22PM CDT 09/18/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 09/17/14

Brazilian Rural Credit Demand Surges
Brazilian farmers have taken out 43% more credit in the first two months of the 2014-15 season than the year before, despite tight margins on grains.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 1:38PM CDT 09/17/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 09/15/14

Brazil Farmers Free to Plant Soy
Brazilian farmers are free to start planting their 2014-15 soybean crop from Monday. However, most will wait for more consistent rains before they get going.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 5:17PM CDT 09/15/14 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 09/11/14

Amazon Deforestation Rises
Brazil's government announced a 29% jump in deforestation in the 12 months through July 2013. While only a small reversal in the face of a fivefold decline in clearance since 2004, the news comes at an unwelcome time for the soy industry.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:13AM CDT 09/11/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 09/10/14

Brazil Pledges Sugar/Ethanol Export Tax Breaks
Brazil's government has pledged to offer 3% tax credits on sugar and ethanol exports in 2015 in a bid by President Dilma Rousseff to woo the sector ahead of the October elections.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 12:35PM CDT 09/10/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 09/09/14

Agroconsult: Brazilian Soy Crop to Rise, Profits Elusive
Brazilian soybean output will rise 8% in 2014-15, despite the fact margins will be thin to negative, says Agroconsult.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:37AM CDT 09/09/14 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 09/08/14

Brazilian Sugarcane Output to Fall Next Year
Brazilian sugarcane production will fall next year due to an extremely dry 2014, which has prevented replanting.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 5:13PM CDT 09/08/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
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