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Soybean Planting In Brazil Speeds Ahead

Farmers are no longer behind.

SAO PAULO, Brazil-- Brazilian producers have 73% of the estimated soybean area planted for the 2017/2018 crop.

Now, the planting of Brazilian soybeans is no longer behind schedule. The rains that have fallen in all of the main producing regions have allowed the advance of the sowing.

And the situation should continue to be favorable. Generalized rainfall is expected in producing regions from the state of Santa Catarina (southern region) until Tocantins (northern region). According to Climatempo, the weather forecast indicates that the second half of November and the month of December will be marked by regular rainfall and good volumes.

Soybean planting

Compared with the previous week, there was an increase of 16 percentage points, from 57% to 73% of the area sown. According to AgRural's consultancy, until Thursday (November 16), the result is equal to the same period last year, of 73% and above 68% in the average of five years. "Good moisture conditions throughout Brazil have allowed a rapid advance of soybean planting this week," AgRural said in a statement.

According to AgRural, the Brazilian states of Goiás (79% of the planted area) and Minas Gerais (51%) were benefited by the rains and there was a significant jump in the pace of planting. "The pace was also strong in Rio Grande do Sul, which already planted 53% of its area, Santa Catarina (71%), Bahia (40%), Maranhão (35%), Tocantins (28%) and Piauí ) - all ahead of last year and the average of five years, " AgRural said.

According to consultancy AgRural, Mato Grosso do Sul continues to lead the planting of Brazilian soybeans, with 98% of soybeans already sown, followed by the state of Rondônia (95%), Mato Grosso (90%) and Paraná (88%).

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