NEWS
Inland Traffic the Bottleneck
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Thu May 1, 2014 08:05 AM CDT

NEW YORK, N.Y. (DTN) -- Brazil may be a soybean super power, but its disjointed transport system will handicap farmers and shippers there for years, said transportation and logistics experts attending the annual GlobalAg Investing conference.

Last year congestion at the country's southern ports led to truck lines at least seven miles long, in part because it rained 51 out of 65 days in the shipping season and the Port of Paranagua doesn't have roofs to cover vessels being loaded. More than 60% of the crop is shipped via truck on notoriously bad roads. That alone leads to a spillage ...

Quick View
  • Stay on Top of SDS The distinctive yellow patches of sudden death syndrome (SDS) are surfacing in soybean fields acr...
  • Cattle Market There may be a little less bull in this fall's calf market, but the fundamentals still spell oppo...
  • Precision Ag Potential Pending Precision agriculture proponents insist the industry can revolutionize agriculture, but first mor...
  • Cash Rent Reset - 1 With sub-$4 corn forecast for multiple years, growers need to make a preemptive strike on their 2...
  • Iowa Land Gets a Bounce Key Midwest land values are stuck in neutral or sliding below 2014 levels, recently released opin...
  • Canadian Dairy Conundrum Coping with Canada's dairy industry import tariffs and supply controls remains one of the stickin...
  • Senior Partners - 5 This fatherly financial advice is meant to prevent heartaches should the farm economy suffer anot...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl CPA Andy Biebl answers readers' questions on depreciation recapture, defining a "true" lease and ...
  • Ask the Vet Does my calf have a hernia and is it repairable?
Related News Stories
DTN South America Calling Blog
Brazil Crop Outlook - 3
Brazil Crop Outlook - 2
Brazil Crop Outlook - 1
Upturn in Brazilian Fertilizer Demand
Brazil Focuses on Integration