By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Federal Senate’s Environmental Commission concluded voting on the new Brazilian Forestry Code last Friday. The overall outline of the text was approved on Wednesday, and the following day the commission voted on amendments to 77 key details, of which only a handful were approved for incorporation into the new Forestry Code document.

“It’s a great document for the environment, [and] for Brazil, and it will give farmers the security they need to work within the law,” said Senator Jorge Viana of the northwestern state of . . .

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