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South America Calling
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Mon Mar 23, 2015 08:50 AM CDT

Brazilian farmers had collected 59% of their soybean crop as of Friday, nine percentage points ahead of last week and only marginally behind the 63% harvested at the same point last year, according to AgRural, a local farm consultancy.

Clear skies across the south of the country allowed fieldwork to progress quickly last week.

Harvest efforts have begun to gain pace in the southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul. The No. 3 producing state had collected 11% of the crop as Friday. The crop in the region looks good, although Asian rust issues and reduced rainfall in recent weeks ...

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