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Friday 12/19/14

Brazil's Cane Crop Bigger
The return of rains since November has improved the production outlook for Brazilian sugarcane, most of which will be used for ethanol.[Read Full Blog Post]
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Tuesday 12/16/14

Brazil's Intacta Impasse Continues
With a month to go until harvest, Monsanto and Brazil's soybean buyers have yet to reach an agreement on the collection of Intacta royalties.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:43PM CST 12/16/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 12/15/14

Brazil's Second-Crop Corn Area Up 1%: Celeres
Celeres bucks the trend by forecasting a 1% increase in Brazilian second-crop corn area, despite unattractive margins.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 5:32PM CST 12/15/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 
AgRural: Brazil Second-Corn Planted Area To Drop Just 6%
Brazilian second-crop corn will drop just 6% in 2015, despite a tight planting window and limited margins, according to AgRural.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 7:25AM CST 12/15/14 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 12/08/14

AgRural: Brazilian Soybean Planting 92% Complete
As Brazilian soybean planting nears completion, focus turns to dry weather in the northeast.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 9:44AM CST 12/08/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 12/04/14

Brazil's Ag Minister Scandal
Scandal is marring the last days of Neri Geller's term as Brazil's agriculture minister after his brothers were named as part of a land graft scam.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 7:02AM CST 12/04/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 12/01/14

AgRural: Brazil's Soy Planting 85% Complete; Moisture Levels Replenished
Much-needed showers fell across the Brazilian soy belt last week, correcting depleted soil moisture levels. Planting moved forward nine percentage points and fieldwork is nearing completion.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 6:22AM CST 12/01/14 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 11/28/14

Argentine Soy Planting Advances Quickly
Argentine soybean planting progressed quickly to reach 44.8% complete, the Buenos Aires Cereales Exchange reported. Grain crops are developing well amid ample soil moisture.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 7:51AM CST 11/28/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 11/26/14

Cheaper Not To Plant Second-Crop Corn In Brazil?
It may be cheaper for Brazilian farmers not to bother planting second-crop corn after soybeans this season, according to a report released by the Brazilian Agriculture Confederation.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 1:21PM CST 11/26/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 11/25/14

Brazil Extends Amazon Soy Moratorium
Brazil's grain industry announced Tuesday it will extend its Amazon soy moratorium to May 2016 amid concerns about rising deforestation.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 12:43PM CST 11/25/14 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 11/24/14

AgRural: Brazil's Soy 76% Planted; Dryness, Caterpillars A Concern
zilian soybean planting is now three-quarters complete. Concerns about dryness remain, now allied with pre-occupation about rising caterpillar populations, AgRural reports.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 6:31AM CST 11/24/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

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
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