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Brazil Invests in Ag - 1
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Thu Jul 17, 2014 08:31 AM CDT

SAO PAULO, Brazil (DTN) -- When Brazil first exploded on the international grain markets in the 1980s and 1990s, it was the potential for expansion across the country's vast Cerrado savannas that grabbed the world's attention.

In the intervening years, vast sums have been invested in adapting millions of acres of the acidic, sandy and generally infertile acres to soybean, corn and cotton production across Mato Grosso, Goias, Bahia and surrounding states.

The expansion continues -- Brazilian soybean acreage rose 9% last year and will grow around 5% in 2014-15 -- but new investments in logistics and technology are now ...

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