Wed May 27, 2015 02:11 PM CDT 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.
Thu May 21, 2015 11:11 AM CDT China and Brazil revived plans to build a railroad connecting Brazil's soybean fields to a Pacific port in Peru. However, Brazilian farm leaders are skeptical the route will ever carry soybeans.
Wed May 20, 2015 11:34 AM CDT Argentina's government propose an Intacta seed registry as a way to curb illegal business and resolve the impasse over soybean testing by exporters, crushers and elevators.
Mon May 4, 2015 09:19 AM CDT Argentine farm groups and crushers are objecting to Monsanto's initiative to get grain purchasers to charge royalties on Intacta soybeans during the acquisition from farmers.
Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:41 AM CDT In the long term, warmer spells in south could pressure Argentine wheat yield potential, says one climate change researcher. On the plus side, autumn rainfall may increase.
Wed Apr 29, 2015 08:21 AM CDT Prices of land in Amazon regions rise in expectation that northern export corridors will cut the grain logistics costs over the next few years, making soybean production more attractive.
Mon Apr 6, 2015 11:42 AM CDT 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.