South America Calling
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Fri Jan 29, 2016 02:29 PM CST

Brazilian soybean harvest picked up some pace over the last week and is now in line with the five-year average, said AgRural, a local farm consultancy, on Friday.

Fieldwork is 4% complete, up from 2% last week but still behind the 6% registered at the same time last year, it said.

Dry weather last weekend across Mato Grosso and the rest of the center-west allowed farmers to get combines into the fields before rain returned in the week. As a result, harvesting in Mato Grosso, the No. 1 soy state, moved forward by three percentage points to 7%.

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