Brazilian soybean planting continued to lag last week with showers not making up for irregular rainfall in the first half of the month.
Farmers had planted just 70% of their soybean crop as of Friday, the lowest total since 2008, according to Agrural, a local farm consultancy.
Planting did move forward ten percentage points last week as showers returned to Mato Grosso but fieldwork remains six points behind the same point last year and 11 points behind the five-year average.
In many parts of Mato Grosso, soil moisture remains in deficit. The north and the west of the state are ...