SAO PAULO, Brazil (DTN) -- Last week was another frustrating one for soybean farmers in Mato Grosso, whose attempts to plant were stymied by a lack of soil moisture.
Rainfall was sparse and irregular over Brazil's No. 1 soy-producing state in a continuation of the dry conditions that have existed since the soybean-planting window opened three weeks ago.
As a result, just 3% of the state's projected soybean area was planted as of Friday, well behind the 6% registered at the same stage last year, according to AgRural, a local farm consultancy.
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