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Wednesday 10/22/14

Showers Restart Soy Planting in Brazil's Mato Grosso, Center-West
The return of showers in Brazil's Mato Grosso and surrounding parts of the Center-West, combined with forecasts of further rain over the weekend, have prompted farmers to restart planting soybeans this week.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 3:16PM CDT 10/22/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 
Brazilian Sept. Fertilizer Sales Strong Despite Low Prices
Brazilian fertilizer sales rose 9% year-on-year in September with soybean farming driving demand despite lower prices.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 9:29AM CDT 10/22/14 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 10/21/14

Brazilian Wheat Imports From the US?
Brazil may still import wheat from the U.S. in 2015 despite producing a much larger crop this season. That's because high coastal shipping rates means Argentina is the main supplier to the north and northeast, and availability from the neighbor at the start of 2015 may well be restricted.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 9:30AM CDT 10/21/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 10/20/14

Brazil Beef to Expand Across Feedlots
Brazil is known as a producer of grass-fed beef, but feedlot use will expand quickly over the next decade to meet international demand.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:11PM CDT 10/20/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 
Brazil's Soy Crop Just 10% Planted
Another week of hot, dry weather means Brazilian soybean planting has fallen further behind schedule.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 8:49AM CDT 10/20/14 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 10/16/14

Brazil Mato Grosso Soy Farmers Fret Over Lack of Rain
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.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 12:15PM CDT 10/16/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 10/14/14

U.S. Wheat Shipments To Brazil To Fall Dramatically In 2015
A bumper Brazilian crop, combined with increased production in Argentina, means Brazilian imports of U.S. wheat will likely fall dramatically in 2015.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 4:04PM CDT 10/14/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 
U.S. Wheat Shipments To Brazil To Fall In 2015
A bumper Brazilian crop, combined with increased production in Argentina, means Brazilian imports of U.S. wheat will likely fall dramatically in 2015.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 4:04PM CDT 10/14/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 10/13/14

Brazil Soy Planting Slow
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.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:22AM CDT 10/13/14 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 10/09/14

Brazil's Ag Ministry Pegs 2014-15 Soy Crop Below Market Consensus
Brazil's Agriculture Ministry pegged 2014-15 soybean production below market consensus at 88.9 mmt to 92.4 mmt in its first grain crop report.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 9:15AM CDT 10/09/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 10/03/14

Agribusiness, Mato Grosso and the Farm Lobby
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.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:47AM CDT 10/03/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 10/01/14

Brazilian Sugar/Ethanol Plants Near Bankruptcy
Some 30 Brazil sugar and ethanol plants are behind on payments and aren't producing, putting them close to bankruptcy, according to a local survey.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 3:07PM CDT 10/01/14 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 09/29/14

Argentine Farmers Worry About Crops, Crisis
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.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 4:00PM CDT 09/29/14 by Alastair Stewart | Post a Comment
Comments (1)
forecast are what they are not always right
Posted by andrew mohlman at 4:12AM CDT 09/30/14
 

Thursday 09/25/14

Brazil's Corn Ethanol Play
A number of corn ethanol projects have been recently announced in Brazil, causing something of a buzz around the issue. But the opportunities are not limitless.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:31AM CDT 09/25/14 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 09/24/14

Brazil Refuses to Sign Zero Deforestation Pact
Brazil refuses to sign zero deforestation pact as new law allows for Amazon clearance.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 4:26PM CDT 09/24/14 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
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