Parana, the second-largest soybean producing state, has its slowest planting pace in progress since 2011.
Right now, the most common types of insurance in the country are auto and health insurance.
Brazil is seeing increased demand for its beef and poultry exports.
Argentina claims this year as the Corn Year, with 20-year-high in production.
One beef analyst is skeptical that imports of U.S. beef could grow substantially in Brazil.
Argentina is set to pass Brazil in corn exports.
A trade settlement could open up a huge ethanol export market in China, former USGC leader says.
With the help of U.S. crop experts, the Brazilian soybean production, combined with Argentina, has boosted South America’s output to the point that it now rivals that of the U.S.
Outside of Mato Grosso, many states are reporting possible yield losses from dryness.
With planting ahead of schedule, Brazil is on its way to an early soybean harvest with an estimated production of 119 million metric tons.