RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The sluggish pace of Mato Grosso's soybean harvest is expected to continue holding back Brazil's overall national harvest progress for the week ending February 19th, sources told S&P Global Platts on February 22th.
Soybean harvesting activities in the state of Mato Grosso - Brazil's top soy producer and exporter - have been off to the slowest start in the past few years due to heavy rain since mid-January.
Rain over the past few days in Brazil has been fairly widespread, with the heaviest rainfall amounts of 3-6" (75-150 mm) favoring . . .