NEWS
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:29 PM CDT

Brazilian Soy Planting Hastens Forward

Brazil's soybean planting accelerated dramatically this past week following ample showers in the key center-west region.

Planting jumped 15 percentage points in seven days to reach 34% complete as of last Friday, according to Ag Rural, a local farm consultancy.

Farmers have invested heavily in machinery over the past five years, allowing them to catch up with field work after a slow start in late September and early October. As a result, planting is now actually one percentage point ahead of the five-year average for this stage of the season.

Planting was particularly quick in ...

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