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Friday 02/12/16

Brazil's Soy Harvest Progresses Amid Favorable Weather
Brazilian soybean harvest efforts moved forward quickly to 16% complete as of Friday, said AgRural. Meanwhile, the consultancy raised its soy forecast by 1 mmt to 99.7 mmt on heavy January rains.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 3:21PM CST 02/12/16 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 01/29/16

Brazil Soy Harvest Picks Up Pace
Brazil's soybean harvest picked up pace last week amid breaks in the rain in Mato Grosso and Parana. Meanwhile, an extended dry spell was broken in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, offering crops sustenance at a vital time.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:29PM CST 01/29/16 by Alastair Stewart | Post a Comment
Comments (1)
Looks low and slow
Posted by andrew mohlman at 6:19PM CST 02/08/16
 
Lack of Rain in Heart of Argentine Grain Belt
Crops in northern and central Buenos Aires province have experienced hot, dry conditions over the last month and are in need of rain as soy and corn hit decisive reproductive phases. But overall Argentine crops still look good.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 6:32AM CST 01/29/16 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 01/27/16

Northern Mato Grosso Continues to Report Poor Early Soy Yields
Reports out of northern Mato Grosso continue to indicate poor early-harvest soybean yields. However, not all crops are suffering and later-planted soybeans will have benefitted from recent rains.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 9:21AM CST 01/27/16 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 01/25/16

Freight Pressure Eases On Brazilian Grains
Brazilian grain farmers are benefitting from the devaluation of the real, but also from a decline in freight price pressure as the economy shrinks and more grains go through the Amazon.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 3:54PM CST 01/25/16 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 01/22/16

Brazil Soy Harvest Still Slow
Dry weather in the south has yet to trigger an acceleration in harvest activity, while rain continues to hamper fieldwork in the center-west. The harvest was 1.5% complete as of Friday, said AgRural.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:57PM CST 01/22/16 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 
Brazil's Corn Crunch
Brazil's hectic corn export schedule means meat companies are faced with record domestic prices and the prospect of shortages in the second half of 2016.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:01AM CST 01/22/16 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 01/21/16

Argentina Opens Door to Soybean Imports
Argentina has temporarily opened its doors to soybean imports in a move aimed at increasing crush plant use and pressuring farmers to sell stocks.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:45AM CST 01/21/16 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 01/19/16

Agroconsult Raises Brazil 2015-16 Soybean View
Agroconsult raised its Brazilian soy crop view with the return of rains to Mato Grosso and the eastern Cerrado.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 8:37AM CST 01/19/16 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 01/18/16

Brazil Harvest Slowed By Rain
Early soybean harvesting efforts were hampered by rain last week across Brazil but the precipitation was broadly positive for the crop.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 9:13AM CST 01/18/16 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 01/14/16

Buenos Aires Exchange Raises Corn Area View on Late Planting
Buenos Aires Cereals Exchange raised its 2015-16 corn acreage view by 9% following a late planting rush.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 1:20PM CST 01/14/16 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 01/12/16

Brazil's Ag Ministry Maintains 102 MMT Soy Crop View
Brazil's Ag Ministry maintained its 2015-16 soybean view at above 102 MMT despite dryness concerns in Mato Grosso, bucking the recent trend for reducing estimates among analysts.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 8:52AM CST 01/12/16 by Alastair Stewart | Post a Comment
Comments (1)
Typical brazil is broke need to tax there farmers
Posted by Unknown at 8:51PM CST 01/12/16
 

Monday 01/11/16

Brazil's Mato Grosso Soy Harvest Begins Slow
Soybean harvesting began in Mato Grosso last week, well-behind schedule because of dryness delays. Early yields are in line with forecasts.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:00AM CST 01/11/16 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 01/08/16

Argentina Soy Planting Nears Close, Crop Looks Good
Argentina's 2015-16 soybean crop looks generally healthy as planting nears completion.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 4:09PM CST 01/08/16 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 
FCStone Lowers Brazil Soy Forecast
INTL FCStone cut its Brazilian soybean crop outlook by 1 million metric tons (mmt) on dryness issues in Matopiba and in Mato Grosso.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:38AM CST 01/08/16 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
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