Here is the latest summary of rainfall for January in the major soybean provinces of Brazil as compiled by my colleague Joel Burgio. For the season as an entirety, the only real "dry" province is Goias in the east-central portion of the country. But, for January specifically, there have been some notable departures from normal on the low side for not only Goias, but also Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, and even south into northern Parana.
A reminder--the month of January is the Brazil equivalent of July. Amounts shown are in inches.
Station Jan Precip ...