NEWS
Brazil Farmers Prepare to Plant Soy
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Wed Sep 11, 2013 03:46 PM CDT

SAO PAULO, Brazil (DTN) -- With the new soybean season just days away, Brazilian farmers have their eyes on the skies and the weather charts.

Unfortunately, neither promises the opportunity of a flying start.

The soybean planting window opens on Sept. 15 in many parts of Mato Grosso and western Parana, but land generally remains too dry to plant after the long arid winter months.

Light showers have fallen in these regions, but more consistent showers are only expected at the end of September in western Parana and mid-October in Mato Grosso, according to the local Somar Meteorologia weather service.

...

Quick View
  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Farming on the Mother Road - 5 Chris Clayton has been continuing his trip looking at the state of agriculture along historic Rou...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 2 Commodity payments are largely capped at $125,000 per person. People must also report under $900,...
  • Ask the Vet What can I do to prevent the spread of facial warts in my herd?
Related News Stories
Exporters Report Soybean Sale
Todd's Take
Exporters Report Soybean Sale
Exporters Report Soybean Sales
Brazil Mulls Second-Crop Soy Ban
Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy
Betting on Shorter Beans
Exporters Report Soybean Sale
Todd's Take
Exporters Report Soybean Sale