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South America Calling
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Fri Oct 31, 2014 06:27 AM CDT

Soybean planting progressed modestly in parts of Brazil's southern grain belt this week and remains behind schedule, state agronomists reported.

Parana, Brazil's No.2 producing state, saw planting move forward nine percentage points to 47% complete as of Thursday, according to the agricultural department in the southern state. But that compares unfavorably with the same point last year when some 58% of the crop had been planted.

The principle impediment to planting is dry weather in the north of the state. However, showers are forecast for the region in the next few days.

With half the crop in the ground, Parana's ...

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