NEWS
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Mon Jan 26, 2015 02:36 PM CST

Brazil Soy Harvest 3% Done, Dryness a Concern

Hot, dry conditions allowed soybean harvesting to move forward last week in the Mato Grosso and Parana, Brazil's largest soy-producing states, AgRural, a local farm consultancy, said.

Harvesting of the 2014-15 crop is now 3% complete, on a par with last year, it said.

But all is not going smoothly.

Despite showers falling over the last week, crops in parts of Brazil's northeast, center-west and southeast still need much more rain.

Unless that rain arrives, AgRural will be forced to lower its Brazilian crop estimate of 95 million metric tons (mmt) in ...

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