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Brazil Soy Planting Up
Tue Sep 3, 2013 08:46 AM CDT

SINGAPORE (Dow Jones) -- Brazil's soybean plantings next crop year are expected to rise 5% to a record 29 million hectares as growers take advantage of attractive global and domestic prices and a depreciating local currency and shift acreage from corn, the International Grains Council said Tuesday.

The crop year for soybeans runs from October to September.

Brazil is projected to be the world's largest exporter of soybeans in the current year that ends Sept. 30, and its future supplies are crucial for meeting rising global demand, including that of China, the world's largest importer.

International and domestic Brazilian price ...

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