Brazil Planting Edges Forward
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Mon Oct 5, 2015 02:17 PM CDT

SAO PAULO, Brazil (DTN) -- Rapid progress in the southern state of Parana allowed Brazilian soybean planting to move forward to 3% complete as of Friday, Oct.2. This is about on a par with the same stage last year and the five-year average, said AgRural, a local farm consultancy.

Excellent rains over the last couple of weeks emboldened farmers in Parana to start fieldwork shortly after the planting window opened. As a result, planting was 16% complete in that state as of Friday, up from 10% last week and beating the 8% recorded at the same stage last year, said ...

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