NEWS
Some Dryness Concerns for Brazil Soy
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Mon Dec 16, 2013 08:58 AM CST

SAO PAULO (DTN) -- Overall, Brazil's soybean crop is in good condition, but farmers in parts of Mato Grosso do Sul and Parana, the No. 2 soy state, are increasingly concerned about the paucity of rains, according to AgRural, a local farm consultancy.

Brazilian soybean planting was 98% complete as of Friday, AgRural reported Monday. The only states with significant field work ahead are Para and Piaui in the north/northeast.

The main concern about dryness is in the south of Mato Grosso do Sul, where rains have been extremely irregular over the past 20 days. Indeed, some regions have received ...

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