South America Calling
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Mon Oct 5, 2015 09:49 AM CDT

Rapid progress of fieldwork in the southern state of Parana allowed Brazilian soybean planting to move forward to 3% complete as of Friday, on a par with the same stage last year and the five-year average, said AgRural, a local farm consultancy.

Excellent rains over the last couple of weeks emboldened farmers in Parana to start fieldwork shortly after the planting window opened. As a result, planting was 16% complete in the state as of Friday, up from 10% last week and beating the 8% recorded at the same stage last year, said the consultancy.

Those who planted in drier ...

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