NEWS
Brazil Crop Outlook - 3
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Wed Mar 26, 2014 06:24 AM CDT

SAO PAULO, Brazil (DTN) -- Brazil's logistics is a source of exasperation for most grain farmers.

With the biggest soybean-producing state more than 1,000 miles from port, Brazil needs cheap, efficient infrastructure to place its beans on the market. Instead, the country works with expensive truck transport, threadbare storage facilities and overstretched ports, which gobble up a large portion of the margins eked out on the farm.

The problem has been around for a decade with a ramshackle system increasingly struggling to cope with ever-growing soybean and corn production. In 2013, Brazil saw partial chaos descend with truck lines tailing ...

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