2009 Fall Crop Tech Tour: The Brazilian view
Brazil's immense, flat crop fields represent huge potential for corn and soybean production. But, for a handful of reasons, that potential's not yet reality. It's getting closer, though.
Halfway across the globe, while farmers in the Corn Belt were amidst one of the most challenging fall harvest seasons in recent memory, a small group of Brazilian journalists got a glimpse of U.S. agriculture and, in the process, saw some of the steps their nation's farmers need to take to get on equal footing with their American peers.
Brazil's corn crop should top 2 billion bushels again next year, while the soybean crop is expected to be around 2.2 billion bushels.