South America Calling
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Wed Oct 22, 2014 03:16 PM CDT

Light showers over the last four days across Mato Grosso and the rest of Brazil's Center-West has put a spring in the step of farmers, who have seen soybean planting substantially delayed over the last month amid unseasonably dry weather.

"Farmers are extremely relieved that the rain has returned. Everyone was getting very frustrated that they couldn't plant," said Laercio Lenz, president of the Rural Society in Sorriso, Mato Grosso's biggest soy planting district.

Rain started falling across the state, as well as across neighboring Goias and Mato Grosso do Sul states, on Saturday and extended into Tuesday in some ...

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