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Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent

Monday 05/25/15

Fewer Restrictions Could Cause a Jump in Argentine Grain Production
An end to the restrictions on Argentine grains could lead to a 30% increase in production over the next 10 years, says a local consultant.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 5:24PM CDT 05/25/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 05/22/15

Mato Grosso Sees Negative Soy Margins In 2015-16
Farmers in Brazil's Mato Grosso see negative soybean margins in 2015-16 as input costs eat into projected revenues.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 12:41PM CDT 05/22/15 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 05/21/15

China, Brazil and the Railroad
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.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:11AM CDT 05/21/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 05/20/15

Argentine Government Seeks To Resolve Intacta Dispute
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.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:34AM CDT 05/20/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 05/19/15

Brazil's Soybean Market Remains Slow
Brazil's soybean market has slowed, despite no real decline in local prices, as farmers wait in hope of U.S. weather market spikes and a decline in the real.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:17AM CDT 05/19/15 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 05/15/15

Brazilian Fertilizer, Farm Vehicle Numbers Slump
Brazilian fertilizer and farm vehicle sales fell in the first four months of the year, reflecting the trend of farmers investing less in corn and soybean crops this year.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 3:11PM CDT 05/15/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 05/04/15

Monsanto's Intacta Dispute in Argentina
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.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 9:19AM CDT 05/04/15 by Alastair Stewart | Post a Comment
Comments (2)
First of all where would these Argentina and Brazil farmers be with out American technology and American farm equipment. Amazing how these farmers and countries think they are exempt from paying the royalties of Monsanto and all the other big corporations involved in big business farming. Technology costs money and the big players in agriculture will get their money one way or another, whether the South American farmers "like" it or not. Better yet tell the complainers not to plant Monsanto genetics and see if they produce "record" yields like they have in the past years. More production from them costs the American producers billions from low prices, so no sympathy for them.
Posted by DAVID/KEVIN GRUENHAGEN at 12:37PM CDT 05/12/15
Why sell it to them if they won,t pay?
Posted by Bonnie Dukowitz at 5:58AM CDT 05/15/15
 

Thursday 04/30/15

Climate Change Impact on Argentine Wheat
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.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:41AM CDT 04/30/15 | Post a Comment
Comments (3)
Climate change is simply an unproven theory why are you putting it out there as fact
Posted by AL MEIER at 11:29AM CDT 04/30/15
Global warming is the last thing I am worrying about in my thriving agricultural enterprise. The climate has always been changing. At one time, all of my farms were under thick glaciers. Focus on something we can influence, not this nonsense.
Posted by tom vogel at 11:58AM CDT 04/30/15
It certainly appears that the impact from warming is showing up in southern hemisphere production in similar ways that we have seen effects on crop cycles here in the northern hemisphere.
Posted by Bryce Anderson at 1:52PM CDT 04/30/15
 

Wednesday 04/29/15

Land Prices Jump In Brazil's North
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.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 8:21AM CDT 04/29/15 by Alastair Stewart | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

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]
Posted at 4:52PM CDT 04/09/15 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

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
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  • Brazilian Fertilizer, Farm Vehicle Numbers Slump
  • Monsanto's Intacta Dispute in Argentina
  • Climate Change Impact on Argentine Wheat
  • Land Prices Jump In Brazil's North
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