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Brazil Soy 79% Planted
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:51 AM CST

SAO PAULO (DTN) -- 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 ...

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