Fall Weather Outlook - 3
Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Fri Sep 27, 2013 06:26 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- With soybean prices at robust levels above $12 per bushel in the U.S. futures market, Mato Grosso farmers were expected to go full speed ahead with planting at the earliest possible time.

However, even though Brazil's soybean planting season officially began Sept. 15, very little planting has actually occurred. Mato Grosso's ag ministry pegged less than one-half percent of the estimated soybean acreage had been planted by Sept. 25.

"There has been very little soybean planting so far ... they (government workers) aren't even doing comparative figures yet," said DTN South America Correspondent Alastair Stewart. He added ...

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