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Brazil Soy Crop Just 10% Planted
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Mon Oct 20, 2014 08:47 AM CDT

SAO PAULO, Brazil (DTN) -- Another hot, dry week in Brazil's Center-West and South-East regions put Brazil's soybean planting further behind schedule, according to AgRural, a local farm consultancy.

Up to Friday, farmers had planted 10% of the projected Brazilian crop, well behind planting at this stage last year, when 19% was in the ground, and the five-year average of 20%.

Field work moved forward just three percentage points last week as growers continue to wait for spring rains in Mato Grosso and surrounding Center-West states, which account for nearly 50% of soy production.

Spring rains are around a month ...

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