Heavy rains in the south and the promise of precipitation in the northeast kept Brazilian soybean planting on track last week.
Meanwhile, continued showers in the center-west are fostering good soybean crop development there.
Brazilian farmers had planted 79% of the 2013-14 soybean crop as of Friday, up 10 percentage points on the week before, according to AgRural, a local farm consultancy.
Planting is now just ahead of the 78% planted at the same point last year and just behind the five-year average of 81%.
With soybean planting complete in most of Mato Grosso, Goias, Mato Grosso do Sul and ...