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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
 
Agroconsult Raises Brazil Soy View to 94.7 MMT
Brazilian farm consultancy raises local soy crop view on excellent conditions in south and Mato Grosso do Sul.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:29PM CST 02/26/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 
Brazil Truckers, Government Reach Agreement; Blockades Continue
Brazil's government and truckers reached an agreement to end an eight-day road blockade that has hindered soy harvesting and delivery. But protestors continued to block the passage of trucks across the agricultural interior Thursday morning.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:06AM CST 02/26/15 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 02/23/15

Truckers Block Mato Grosso Soy Routes
A trucker blockade of Mato Grosso soy routes enters its sixth day, raising exporter concerns about port deliveries and leaving farmers worried about diesel shortages as they harvest.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 1:57PM CST 02/23/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 02/20/15

Rains Hinder Brazil's Soybean Harvest
Brazil's soybean harvest slowed last week because of heavy rain. Field work is now 20% complete.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 3:20PM CST 02/20/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 
Dollar Bump Fails to Draw Soy Farms to Market
The Brazilian soybean market remains slow as well-capitalized farmers waited on forex moves.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 3:08PM CST 02/20/15 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 02/19/15

Brazil Set To Raise Ethanol Mix
Brazil is set to hike the percentage of ethanol in gasoline to 27% this month, reducing available stocks for export.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 8:22AM CST 02/19/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
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