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Thursday 04/16/15

Some Argentine Farmers See Brighter Days Ahead
Argentine grain farmers see their current situation as bleak, but some have hope that the outlook will improve in the next 12 months.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 3:19PM CDT 04/16/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 04/09/15

Argentine Crops Continue to Look Good
With Argentine grain harvesting well under way, yields look excellent for soybeans and good for corn, the Buenos Aires Cereals Exchange reported.[Read Full Blog Post]
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Tuesday 04/07/15

Fire Rages at Brazil's Santos Port; Soy Still Loading
A fire at a fuel-storage facility at Santos port is restricting truck access to terminals. However, officials say grain shipments have not been affected.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:38AM CDT 04/07/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 04/06/15

Brazil's Crop Insurance Paralyzed
The Brazilian government hasn't released funding for last year's crop insurance amid radical fiscal tightening. Delays threaten efforts to establish a safety net for Brazilian farmers.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:42AM CDT 04/06/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 04/01/15

Brazilian Soy Exports Start Slow
Brazilian first-quarter soybean exports were 28% down on last year, reflecting easing demand, slow switching from the U.S. and delayed harvesting.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 5:46PM CDT 04/01/15 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 03/30/15

AgRural: Falling Brazilian Real Stimulates Soy Sales
The recent slide of the Brazilian real has stimulated sales of both the 2014-15 and 2015-16 crops over the last month, according to AgRural, a local farm consultancy.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 6:56AM CDT 03/30/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 03/26/15

Brazil's Crisis and Soy
Crisis offers Brazilian farmers a forex bump but contracting credit will make life harder next season and could mean lower soy and corn planting areas.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:16AM CDT 03/26/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 03/25/15

Agroconsult Raises Brazil 2014-15 Soy View to 95.8 MMT
Agroconsult raised its Brazilian soybean crop view by 1 million metric tons, taking its number above other major market forecasts.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:58PM CDT 03/25/15 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 03/23/15

Brazilian Soy Harvest 59% Complete
Brazil's soybean harvest moved forward to 59% complete after a drier week.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 8:50AM CDT 03/23/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 03/18/15

Brazil's Minas, East Goias Soy Hurt By Dry January
Travelling through Minas Gerais and Eastern Goias last week with the Rally da Safra crop tour, it became obvious these regions had been hurt badly by drought. There were some decent crops, though.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 8:09AM CDT 03/18/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 03/17/15

Drought Hurts Brazil Bahia Crop, Late Planting Limits Losses
Western Bahia was one of the regions worst affected by the dry January that hurt soybean crops across Brazil's Cerrado this year but damage was limited by the state's later planting window and use of longer cycle of the beans.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 7:39AM CDT 03/17/15 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 03/09/15

AgRural Raises Brazil Soy Crop View on Excellent South
Record or near-record yields across Brazil's southern soy belt have offset some of the dryness losses in the Center-West, say AgRural, which raised its 2014-15 crop view by 1.5 mmt to 93.4 mmt.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:35AM CDT 03/09/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 03/05/15

Blockades, Weak Real Dictate Brazil Soy Market
Uncertainty abounds across Brazil's soy market. Will the trucker blockades return and will the decline of the Brazilian real, which is making local farmers more competitive, continue?[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:48AM CST 03/05/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 03/02/15

Brazil's Soy Harvest 29% Complete
Brazilian soybean harvesting continues to lag but mainly because of late planting, not because of diesel shortages caused by the truckers' protest.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 6:49AM CST 03/02/15 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 02/26/15

Brazil Trucker Protest Continues Through Ninth Day
Brazilian truckers continued to block highways Thursday, hampering soy exports and harvesting efforts, in spite of an agreement between the government and trucker representatives. The Justice Ministry threatened fines for protestors Thursday.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 5:21PM CST 02/26/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
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  • Some Argentine Farmers See Brighter Days Ahead
  • Argentine Crops Continue to Look Good
  • Fire Rages at Brazil's Santos Port; Soy Still Loading
  • Brazil's Crop Insurance Paralyzed
  • Brazilian Soy Exports Start Slow
  • AgRural: Falling Brazilian Real Stimulates Soy Sales
  • Brazil's Crisis and Soy
  • Agroconsult Raises Brazil 2014-15 Soy View to 95.8 MMT
  • Brazilian Soy Harvest 59% Complete
  • Brazil's Minas, East Goias Soy Hurt By Dry January
  • Drought Hurts Brazil Bahia Crop, Late Planting Limits Losses
  • AgRural Raises Brazil Soy Crop View on Excellent South
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  • Brazil Trucker Protest Continues Through Ninth Day
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