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Wednesday 06/24/15

Brazilian Soy Rust Threat
Brazilian experts are concerned that Asian soybean rust resistance to existing fungicides is growing and new options aren't in the pipeline.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:33AM CDT 06/24/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 06/23/15

Argentine Farmers Must Declare Soy Seed Origin
Argentine government declared growers must register seeds produced on the farm in a bid to control the black market.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:16AM CDT 06/23/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 06/19/15

Argentina to Plant Less Wheat
With long-cycle wheat planting getting closer, it has become clear that Argentine farmers will plant substantially less of the cereal this year.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 1:50PM CDT 06/19/15 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 06/18/15

Brazil To Set New Corn Export Record In 2015
Brazil will export a record 27 mmt of corn in 2015, stealing U.S. market share in the process.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 6:28AM CDT 06/18/15 by Alastair Stewart | Post a Comment
Comments (1)
well they have to get it some where all the farmer owned corn here seems like a usda mirage to keep it cheap
Posted by andrew mohlman at 4:46PM CDT 06/18/15
 

Wednesday 06/17/15

The Debate Over Brazilian Soybean Area
A lack of consensus over how farmers will react to low grain prices and credit restrictions means local analysts can't agree on whether the Brazilian soybean crop area will rise or fall in 2015-16.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 1:32PM CDT 06/17/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 06/15/15

Brazilian Farmers to Use Less Fertilizer In 2015-16
Brazilian farmers will use less fertilizer on their soybean and corn crops in 2015-16, the first drop in NPK use in six years. Meanwhile, an import bottleneck may cause fertilizer prices to rise in the second half of the year.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:57PM CDT 06/15/15 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 06/12/15

Brazil Second-Crop Corn Forecasts Rise
Brazilian second-crop corn forecasts were raised this week amid excellent autumn rains and official area figure adjustments.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 9:35AM CDT 06/12/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 06/10/15

Brazil Sees US Lifting Ban on Its Fresh Beef
Brazil authorities hope the U.S. will announce a lifting of a ban on its fresh beef shipments to coincide with an official visit by President Dilma Rousseff at the end of the month.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 9:29AM CDT 06/10/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 06/03/15

Brazil's Farmers Positively Surprised by 2015-16 Farm Credit Plan
Brazil's government announced a 20% increase in official farm credit for the upcoming 2015-16 season, which came as a pleasant surprise to farmers who thought the budget would be the same as last year at best. The increased funding may help bolster soybean area next year.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:28AM CDT 06/03/15 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 06/02/15

Brazil Posts Record Soybean Exports In May
Brazilian soybean exports running at record speed amid buoyant Chinese demand.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:22AM CDT 06/02/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 06/01/15

Brazil 2014-15 Soy Crop Sales Behind Schedule
Sales of Brazil's 2014-15 soybean crop remain behind schedule but forward sales of the 2015-16 crop have accelerated, according to AgRural. Meanwhile, farmers have heavily sold their second-crop corn this season.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 12:46PM CDT 06/01/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 05/27/15

Brazil's Continuing Cane Malaise
Brazil's government has eased its grip on fuel prices, offering ethanol producers some relief, but the outlook for the industry still doesn't look that bright as uncertainties abound.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:11PM CDT 05/27/15 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 05/26/15

Poor Roads Raise Brazilian Grain Costs By 30%, Claims Survey
Brazil has worked to improve its grain logistics in recent years but a recent survey is a reminder of how far they still have to go.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 1:33PM CDT 05/26/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 05/25/15

Fewer Restrictions Could Cause a Jump in Argentine Grain Production
An end to the restrictions on Argentine grains could lead to a 30% increase in production over the next 10 years, says a local consultant.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 5:24PM CDT 05/25/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 05/22/15

Mato Grosso Sees Negative Soy Margins In 2015-16
Farmers in Brazil's Mato Grosso see negative soybean margins in 2015-16 as input costs eat into projected revenues.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 12:41PM CDT 05/22/15 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
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  • Brazilian Soy Rust Threat
  • Argentine Farmers Must Declare Soy Seed Origin
  • Argentina to Plant Less Wheat
  • Brazil To Set New Corn Export Record In 2015
  • The Debate Over Brazilian Soybean Area
  • Brazilian Farmers to Use Less Fertilizer In 2015-16
  • Brazil Second-Crop Corn Forecasts Rise
  • Brazil Sees US Lifting Ban on Its Fresh Beef
  • Brazil's Farmers Positively Surprised by 2015-16 Farm Credit Plan
  • Brazil Posts Record Soybean Exports In May
  • Brazil 2014-15 Soy Crop Sales Behind Schedule
  • Brazil's Continuing Cane Malaise
  • Poor Roads Raise Brazilian Grain Costs By 30%, Claims Survey
  • Fewer Restrictions Could Cause a Jump in Argentine Grain Production
  • Mato Grosso Sees Negative Soy Margins In 2015-16
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  • Argentine Government Seeks To Resolve Intacta Dispute
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