Brazil Soy Harvest Slow to Start after Planting Delays

The most advanced work is in Santa Catarina state, where farmers sowed the oilseeds days ahead of the usual calendar. The second most advanced state is Mato Grosso state, the top grain producer in Brazil.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian soy farmers, who started planting late because of dry weather in the final months of 2020, have harvested only 0.4% of the cultivated soybean area this season, agribusiness consultancy AgRural said on Monday, January 18th.

Brazil had harvested 1.8% of the sown area at this time last year, AgRural's statement said, though the country sowed a record high of more than 38 million hectares (93.9m acres) for the 2020/2021 cycle.

The most advanced work is in Santa Catarina state, where farmers sowed the oilseed days ahead of the usual calendar . . .

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