Fri Feb 28, 2014 09:43 AM CST Argentina's early-planted soybeans are looking healthy following recent rains, opening the possibility that the 2013-14 crop could be larger than the 53 million metric tons currently estimated, said the Buenos Aires Cereals Exchange.
Thu Feb 27, 2014 09:49 AM CST Brazil's soybean industry announced this month it will end its moratorium on buying beans from the Amazon region as the government now has the framework to control deforestation.
Tue Feb 25, 2014 09:33 AM CST Brazilian soybean freight rates have surged over the last month to record levels, and they are likely to rise further in March as only 30% of the crop has been harvested. Once again, Brazil's grain infrastructure is creaking under the pressure of the soybean crop, cutting margins for everyone.
Fri Feb 7, 2014 09:16 AM CST Heavy rains have generally nourished Argentine soybean and corn fields over the last week, and the soybeans are in good condition. However, extreme downpours have raised development and disease concerns in some parts of the central producing regions.
Tue Feb 4, 2014 12:09 PM CST The dry weather across most of Brazil may not be causing major damage to the soybean crop but it is inhibiting the planting of second-crop corn in the southern state of Parana.
Mon Feb 3, 2014 08:28 AM CST Brazil's soybean harvest continues to show good yields, making a 90-mmt harvest increasingly likely. But hot, dry conditions forecast for later-planting regions are raising some concerns.
Fri Jan 31, 2014 09:11 AM CST Precipitation of between 1 1/2 to 4 inches fell across key soybean- and corn-growing regions of Argentina last week, just in time for beans that had been suffering amid recent hot, dry conditions but too late for early planted corn.
Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:58 AM CST Argentine Finance Minister Axel Kicillof early Friday announced measures that will lead to a devaluation of the official peso exchange rate. That is good for Argentina farmers but they will fear the instability that may follow.