NEWS
South America Calling
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Mon Dec 9, 2013 07:29 AM CST

Brazilian soybean planting advanced five percentage points over the past week to reach 94% complete as of Friday, AgRural, a local farm consultancy said.

Fieldwork is now virtually complete in the top-producing center-west and southern regions with the northeastern state of Piaui the only area with a significant area still to plant at 50%, it said.

Overall, the crop continues to develop well and has the potential to produce high yields, with dryness concerns limited to a couple of regions -- most notably northern Parana and Piaui, said the consultancy.

In the center-west, rains supplemented soil moisture levels across the ...

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