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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]
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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
 

Friday 09/05/14

Brazil's Election, Marina Silva and Agriculture
Marina Silva, the surging force in Brazil's presidential election, is an old foe of agribusiness. But she seems keen to bury the hatchet.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 1:26PM CDT 09/05/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 09/03/14

Heavy Rains Damage Argentine Wheat
A series of deluges across Buenos Aires, Argentina's biggest wheat-producing province, could generate significant losses, the Buenos Aires Cereals Exchange said this week.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:39AM CDT 09/03/14 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 09/02/14

August Sees Brazil Soy Exports Fall, Corn Shipments Surge
Brazilian soybean exports subside amid easing demand, but corn shipments rise as the second crop comes on line.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:07AM CDT 09/02/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 08/29/14

Brazil Congress Votes On Greater Trucker Flexibility
Brazil's Congress will vote on new, more flexible rules governing truckers' hours, which could cut the country's sky-high transport costs.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 4:13PM CDT 08/29/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 08/28/14

Brazil's Rising Soy Costs
Brazil needs to control rising soybean production costs or it risks opening the door to new players in Africa and Asia.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 3:44PM CDT 08/28/14 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 08/27/14

For Brazil, Fertilizer Self-Sufficiency Remains a Distant Dream
Brazil's plans for self-sufficiency in fertilizers have been quietly shelved amid the lack of viable projects, flat prices and harder times at state-linked fertilizer firms.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:38AM CDT 08/27/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 08/21/14

Brazilian Cotton Area to Slide on Prices
A recent slide in cotton prices will lead to a 12% reduction in planted area come the 2014-15 season, estimates the local cotton planters' association.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 12:43PM CDT 08/21/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 08/20/14

Brazil's Industry Raises Soybean Export View Amid High Premiums
Brazil's crushing association raises 2014 soybean export view once again as shippers draw out stocks with high premiums.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 9:56AM CDT 08/20/14 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 08/18/14

Brazil Commission to Discuss Second-Crop Soy Ban
A commission of Brazil's Agriculture Ministry will discuss whether to ban the practice of double-cropping soybeans following the sharp growth in area this season.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:33PM CDT 08/18/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 08/15/14

Brazil's SLC Agricola Slows Expansion, Tightens Belts
With the prospect of low soybean, corn and cotton prices for the coming season, SLC Agricola will slow growth and look to reduce costs.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:23AM CDT 08/15/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
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  • Brazil's Election, Marina Silva and Agriculture
  • Heavy Rains Damage Argentine Wheat
  • August Sees Brazil Soy Exports Fall, Corn Shipments Surge
  • Brazil Congress Votes On Greater Trucker Flexibility
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  • Brazilian Cotton Area to Slide on Prices
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