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Soy Frontier at Middle Age - 1
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Fri May 15, 2015 04:00 PM CDT

SORRISO, MATO GROSSO, BRAZIL (DTN) -- Farmers landlocked on the planet's most remote soybean production region have a secret to share. Things aren't as grim as the threat of Chicago's $8.50 soybeans or sub-$4 corn would lead you to believe. They've survived worse.

Just ask Brazil pioneer Darci Getulio Ferrarin, an athletic-looking 70-year-old, with a movie star's smile. "We're going through a messy market situation now, but we'll get out of it," Ferrarin told American farmers when they visited earlier this year. By mid-April, his northern Mato Grosso's cash bids there were running $8.43 per bushel, about half the price ...

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