NEWS
Brazil Crop Outlook - 1
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:29 PM CDT

CARAZINHO, Brazil (DTN) -- Brazil is on course to produce a record soybean crop in 2012-13, possibly passing the U.S. to become the world's top producer.

But just how many beans are there?

Market estimates range from 80.1 million metric tons to 84.2 mmt, a vast spread considering over half the soy has already been collected.

The reason for the disparity is contradictory information on the impact of a number of weather events this year.

"We have been hearing a lot of different things about the state of the crop. It's been very confusing," said Rogerio Pacheco, who farms 2,000 ...

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