SAO PAULO, Brazil (DTN) -- A break in the rain in southern Brazil and the return of showers in the Cerrado this week allowed farmers to make up some of the soybean planting delays.
Planting progressed 11 points across Brazil in a week, due in good part to frenzied activity in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, to reach 81% complete, AgRural, a local farm consultancy, reported Friday.
However, fieldwork remains behind last year's pace -- planting had reached 85% at the same stage -- and the five-year average of 89%.
In Mato Grosso, the No. 1 soybean ...