NEWS
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Thu Aug 28, 2014 03:45 PM CDT

Brazil's Rising Soy Costs

If you have seen a presentation on Brazilian soybean production over the past two decades, more likely than not you would have heard the mantra that the South American giant is very competitive inside the farm gate, but poor logistics hamper growth.

This observation remains broadly true today, but hides a troubling trend of rising production costs.

"The constant creation of costs is one of Brazilian grain's big challenges," noted Anderson Galvao, CEO at Celeres, a Brazilian grain consultancy.

Back in 2002, Brazilian farmers paid approximately a third more to produce soybeans than their U.S. counterparts, ...

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