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Elaine Kub Contributing Analyst
Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:24 AM CDT

There is a saying in Brazilian Portuguese -- "dar com os burros n'agua" -- which literally means to get into water with the asses. Figuratively, it describes being in any very frustrating situation, including the bewildering scenario of trying to learn Portuguese itself.

Well here I am in Brazil, on that very quest. The first thing I did, which has already started to give me a greater appreciation of the challenges of producing agricultural commodities in Brazil (or any non-U.S. nation), was to change over some cash.

The transformation of U.S. dollars to Brazilian reals can be made in a ...

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