Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:15 PM CDT Farmers in Mato Grosso are getting increasingly nervous about soybean planting delays as the dry October continues. Spring rains are forecast to return next week, but crop planning is already messed up.
Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:22 AM CDT Another dry week across Brazil's Center-West soybean belt means only 7% of the country's crop was planted as of Friday and the lack of rain in forecasts for this week means fieldwork is unlikely to accelerate this week.
Fri Oct 3, 2014 10:47 AM CDT Agriculture is important to Brazil's economy, accounting for half of Mato Grosso's GDP. Farmers have long complained their political clout doesn't reflect their economic importance, but the farm lobby in Congress has grown significantly in recent years.
Mon Sep 29, 2014 04:00 PM CDT Argentine farmers face tight margins and hope for devaluation. But the underlying economic crisis that will likely cause that re-pegging of the currency remains a huge concern.
Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:03 PM CDT Argentina's lower house Thursday granted President Cristina Fernandez wide-ranging economic powers, which could allow her to force the sale of grain stocks and cap food prices.
Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:13 AM CDT 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.
Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:35 PM CDT 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.