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Thursday 04/24/14

Suspected Brazil BSE Case
Brazil's Agriculture Ministry announced Thursday it is investigating a suspected case of atypical BSE in Mato Grosso. The announcement may lead to temporary embargoes on Brazilian beef exports.[Read Full Blog Post]
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Wednesday 04/23/14

Brazil's Ranchers Invest
Pressure from grain production is pushing Brazilian ranching toward greater efficiency.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:42PM CDT 04/23/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 04/22/14

Brazil Soybean Harvest 91% Complete
Brazil's soybean harvest nears completion.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:51AM CDT 04/22/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 04/17/14

End of Rains Allows Argentine Soy Harvest to Resume
A weeklong break in the heavy deluges that hit Argentina's soybean belt at the start of the month has allowed harvesting to progress this week. Local exchanges say losses because of the rains are limited.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 9:42AM CDT 04/17/14 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 04/16/14

Brazilian Agriculture To Outpace Wider Economy In 2014
Brazil's agriculture sector will continue to outperform the wider economy in 2014, growing an estimated 6%.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:08PM CDT 04/16/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 04/15/14

Brazil's Ports Remain Orderly
Brazilian logistics are under less pressure this soybean export season for a series of reasons, not least being weaker demand from China.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:29PM CDT 04/15/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 04/14/14

Brazil's Soybean Harvest 85% Complete
Brazilian soybean harvesting hits the final straight.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 5:13PM CDT 04/14/14 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 04/11/14

Brazil Soybean Crop 92% GMO
Genetically modified soybeans covered 92% of total Brazilian area in 2013-14, with 8% double stacked with resistance to herbicide and insects.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:25PM CDT 04/11/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 04/10/14

Brazil's Government Raises Soy Crop View to 86.1 MMT
Brazil's Agriculture Ministry Thursday raised its soybean and corn crop views on adjustments to area forecasts.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:12AM CDT 04/10/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 04/09/14

China Finally Approves Brazilian Corn
China finally approves imports of Brazilian corn, although little will likely be sent this season.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 4:59PM CDT 04/09/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 04/08/14

Rain Lashes Argentine Soy
Heavy rains across Argentina's soybean belt halt the harvest and raise concerns about possible losses.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:01AM CDT 04/08/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 04/07/14

Brazil Plants Less Second-Crop Soy Than Feared
Brazilian farmers planted around 600,000 acres of second-crop soybeans, only a third of what some feared. However, yields are expected to be poor and having soybeans in the ground for nine months of the year will propagate disease and pests.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:35PM CDT 04/07/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 04/04/14

Brazil to See Wheat Planting Rise
Brazilian wheat planted area will rise significantly in 2014 due to improved prices and weaker quotes for its winter crop rival, corn.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 6:10AM CDT 04/04/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 04/02/14

Brazil Soy Expansion to Slow in 2014-15
Brazil will slow the expansion of soybean planting area next season due to lower prices and rising costs, Agroconsult, a local farm consultancy, said.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 9:09AM CDT 04/02/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 04/01/14

Agroconsult Drops Brazil Soy View to 86.9 MMT
Agroconsult lowered its Brazilian soybean crop view to 86.9 mmt Tuesday, adding to the growing consensus that the crop sits between 85 mmt and 87 mmt in this year when the crop is so hard to predict.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 3:42PM CDT 04/01/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
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