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Brazil Could See Record Harvest
Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:17 PM CDT

SAO PAULO (Dow Jones) -- Brazilian farmers could produce a record soy harvest in the 2014-2015 growing season as they plant more fields with the crop, consultancy Safras & Mercado said Friday.

The area planted with soy should grow 4% from the 2014-2014 season to 31.2 million hectares (77.1 million acres). With that increase and with good weather, the soy crop for the season should increase by 9% to 94.5 million metric tons of the beans, Safras said. That would be the fifth-consecutive production record for Brazilian soy farmers.

Brazil has been the world's second-biggest soy producer in recent years, ...

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