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Brazil Crop Outlook - 1
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Mon Oct 21, 2013 09:05 AM CDT

SORRISO, Brazil (DTN) -- The soybean season got off to a slow start in Mato Grosso, Brazil's main producing state.

At the start of last week, planting was 10 days behind schedule in many parts of the Cerrado state due to the late arrival of spring rains.

But the delay by no means spelt disaster. For such has been the investment in machinery over the past five years that farmers knew they could easily make up the deficit once the rains arrived.

And the precipitation duly fell last week, with up to 4 inches dousing fields across the state.

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