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01.17
13:42

Brazil's soybean harvest will begin in January - rain

Soybean farmers in Brazil fear that heavy rains hamper the start of harvest 2016/17. Market experts are expecting a crop of about 100 million tons of soybeans.
A large part of the crop soon could be ready due to an early sowing. January is always a necessity month, specially in the Center-West, where the most soybeans in Brazil. Heavy rains could both reduce the quality and so worsen the prices paid to the farmers, as the quantity of the harvest decrease. Also the transport from the rural regions is complicated and the logistical bottlenecks are more used.
The Department for soybeans of the Brazilian Government Conab said previously in December of a crop of 102,45 tonnes, were 7% more than in the previous year. In Mato Grosso, the harvesting operations have already begun. If rain falls now, it will claim the harvesters and all stakeholders about the masses.
Forecasters had predicted heavy rainfall for the South of the country on Friday. The low-pressure areas moving now towards the Center-West, where 30% of Brazilian soybeans grow. Through the early sowing up to 7 million tons are ready to be harvested, already in January These are nearly 2 million tons more than in January 2016. In the years 2009-10 and 2011-12 January in Mato Grosso, where the harvest should begin in the coming days, was also much too wet.

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