Brazilian soybean planting moved forward quickly again last week, allowing fieldwork to almost catch up with the normal schedule, according to AgRural, a local farm consultancy.
Planting of the 2014-15 crop was 63% complete as of Friday, up 17 percentage points from the week before and now only six points behind planting at the same stage of last year, said the consultancy.
Planting in Mato Grosso, the top soy state, progressed particularly quickly, jumping 20 points in the week to reach 82% complete. That's now only nine points behind last year.
Growers heeded forecasts of heavy rain in the second ...