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South America Calling
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Wed Jan 27, 2016 09:21 AM CST

Reports of low early harvest soybean yields continue to filter in from Mato Grosso, Brazil's top soy-producing state.

Soybean yields of 9 to 27 bushels per acre have been common across northern Mato Grosso in the first couple of weeks of the harvest.

"Some early planted beans suffered very badly from the dry weather," said Laercio Lenz, president of the farm society in Sorriso, Brazil's biggest soy district in the center-north of the state.

Rain was uncommonly patchy and inconsistent across the region in October, November and December.

Lenz noted that there are various instances of farmers not bothering to ...

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