Fri Jan 23, 2015 02:06 PM CST A slowdown in the Brazilian economy reduced freight demand and lowered grain transport costs in the second half of 2014, leading farmers to hope for smaller freight jumps when the soybean harvest accelerates over the next couple of weeks.
Thu Jan 22, 2015 01:00 PM CST Soybean crops across a broad eastern strip of the Brazilian grain belt are in urgent need of rain after a dry first half of January, Agroconsult, a local farm consultancy, said Thursday.
Tue Jan 20, 2015 08:13 AM CST Rainfall has been well below average in January, normally the wettest month, across Brazil's Center-West and Southeast region, causing some soybean crops to suffer. However, heavier rain is forecast from Thursday onwards.
Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:34 AM CST The lack of consistent rainfall is concerning soybean farmers in Mato Grosso as their crop enters pod filling. Unfortunately, heavy rain is only forecast for late next week.
Tue Jan 13, 2015 04:16 PM CST Brazil's government announced its plan for soy transportation in 2015, which brought little concrete in the way of advances, but private sector investment and better efficiency should mean chaos doesn't descend this year.
Mon Dec 1, 2014 06:22 AM CST 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.
Fri Nov 28, 2014 07:51 AM CST 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.