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Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Fri May 15, 2015 04:13 PM CDT

Fifteen years ago, crop scouts for USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service liked to say you could see the end of the soybean frontier and the beginning of the Amazon Rain Forest from the northern outskirts of Sinop. In the years since, the district of Sorriso (an hour's drive south of Sinop on the famous Soybean Highway BR-163) matured into Brazil's top soybean production region.

In a three-part DTN series launched today, "Soy Frontier at Middle Age," DTN South American Correspondent Alastair Stewart and I recap how this frontier region has transformed itself from a logging wilderness to a soybean powerhouse just ...

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