South America Calling
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Mon Mar 30, 2015 06:56 AM CDT

The recent slide of the Brazilian real has stimulated sales of both the 2014-15 and 2015-16 crops over the last month, according to AgRural, a local farm consultancy.

Sales of Brazil's 2014-15 soybean reached 53% of the forecast crop as of Mar. 27, up 13 percentage points on last year but still well behind the 63% at the same stage the year before.

Meanwhile, the 2015-16 crop, which will only go in the ground from September, was already 2% sold. Last year, sales of new crop only began in May. Most of the next-crop sales were in the southern state ...

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