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Brazil Invests in Ag - 3
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Mon Jul 21, 2014 06:42 AM CDT

SORRISO, Brazil (DTN) -- The expansion of Brazilian soybean production over the last 30 years has been underpinned by land grabbing.

In the 1980s and 1990s, droves of farmers from southern Brazil moved up to Mato Grosso and surrounding states with the hope of creating a homestead large and profitable enough to sustain the extended family.

From then on, farmers cleared land, built up soil fertility and applied the new tropical soybean technologies being developed.

Many went bust, but others flourished as they bought up the land of those who went under, building the mega-farms for which the region is ...

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