South America Calling
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Fri Oct 2, 2015 05:21 PM CDT

The dramatic slide of the Brazilian real last month was enough to stimulate substantial soybean sales, AgRural, a local farm consultancy, said late Friday.

Farmers had committed 37% of their 2015-16 soybean crop as of Sep. 30, up from 30% at the end of August and well-ahead of the 13% sold at the same stage last year, it said in a release.

After a quiet August, business picked up again in September across Mato Grosso and the rest of the center-west with the percentage committed rising nine percentage points to 42%.

"The advance (in sales) would have been better were ...

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