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Mon Mar 2, 2015 06:49 AM CST

Brazil's soybean harvest continues to lag at 29% complete as of Friday, said AgRural, a local consultancy.

The diesel shortages due to the trucker roadblocks may have grabbed the headlines last week, but fieldwork delays have much more to do with late planting.

Harvest efforts moved forward nine percentage points last week but are 10 points back on last year, although just four points back on the five-year average.

According to AgRural, the harvest picked up pace in the Center-West last week.

In Mato Grosso, the No. 1 soy state, exactly 50% of the crop had been collected, up 16 ...

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