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Brazil will not import Russian wheat

A report from consultancy Trigo & Farinhas, based in Curitiba (Brazil), denies that Brazil would import Russian wheat after yesterday’s market speculation at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Luiz Pacheco, the consultancy’s director and editor of the reporter, said that there are three reasons that the South American country would not bring wheat from Russia.

The first one is that imports are made by private companies, not the government, and they already allowed to do it and never done before. Second is that Russian wheat does not have quality. “Russian wheat is 10%-12% of protein, but it does not grow for consumption of pizzas or cakes”, explained Pacheco.

Finally, the third reason is that the Russian wheat is not competitive against Argentinian wheat. A FOB price listed in a Russian port by Trigo & Farinhas was US$ 192 per ton this week, while Argentinian wheat is paid US$ 176 per ton with a costly freight cost from the Black Sea to Brazilian ports.

Corn planting gets to final stretch in southern Brazil

Corn planting in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, the southern-most state in the country, overcame 90% of the projected surface of 1.8 million acres. At this time, there is a reduction of the initial forecast for the planted area for cash corn, while sillage would have the same surface. The information is from the state’s Rural Institute of Technical Assistance.

In general, the crops present good plant population and yields tend to be high if there are not any weather setbacks. For soybeans, which Rio Grande do Sul is the third largest producer, planting reach 40% with good conditions too.

Brazilian company now makes ethanol from soybeans

By Luís Vieira

It’s common knowledge that corn is used to make ethanol and soybeans to make biodiesel.

But did you know that soybeans are now being used as a raw material for ethanol production?

As the tensions between Brazil and the U.S. over ethanol duties grow, Brazilian company Caramuru, which is based in Sorriso, a city in the northern state of Mato Grosso, announced it will produce hydrous ethanol from soybeans and will also process soy lecithin.

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Soybean planting reaches over half of surface in Brazil

Soybean planting has reached 57% of the surface in Brazil, according to a recent survey released by consultancy AgRural. There was an advance of 14 percentage points in one week. The planting pace overcomes the average of the previous five years, which is 56% but is below the progress of last year that reached 63% of the area in this same week.

AgRural says that the works progressed quicker in the Center-Western parts of the country led by Mato Grosso do Sul, followed by Mato Grosso, and Goias. Current crop conditions indicate that the yields will be lower in Mato Grosso due to irregular rains.

In the state of Paraná, nearly 80% of the soybean area is planted when there is a forecast of hot weather in the state after worries with lower than average temperatures. In Rio Grande do Sul, planting progresses to 31% of the estimated surface.

Soybean planting in Brazil’s Paraná advances to 80% of surface

The soybean planting in the Brazilian state of Paraná reached 80% of the projected surface of 13.4 million acres. A production volume of 19.5 million metric tons is expected to be harvested in the state in this season.

For corn, the government projects a production of 3.06 million metric tons in the summer, which is 38% lower than the volume harvested last year. Planting of the cereal as of this week reached 99% of the area.

Brazil’s soybean complex export jump 124%

Brazil’s export of the soybean complex summed 3.87 million metric tons in October, according to official data. The volume has jumped 123.83% compared to the same month of 2016. The revenue generated by those sales was US$ 1.45 billion, which is 107.6% higher than last year. On the other hand, the number is 27.7% lower than September.

The sum of Brazilian exports of the soybean complex accumulated in the year is 77.1 million metric tons and US$ 29.1 billion, while a year ago the export sales reached 64.2 million metric tons or US$ 24.1 billion. Still in October of 2017, the soybean exports in grain reached 2.48 million metric tons, which is 149.1% more than a year ago. The soybean meal exports summed 1.27 million metric tons in the month, an increase of 76%. The soybean oil external sales reached 115,600 tons, a jump of 1,070.6% from a year ago.

Brazil: Mato Grosso will have below average rains

There were rains recently in the Center-West of Brazil,  but there is a forecast of below average rain in key producing regions of Brazil in the month of November compared to the previous five years, according to Somar Metereologia.

The planting works advanced 18 percentage points in one week for soy, but producers now worry with the weather forecast for the beginning month, data from the Mato Grosso Institute of Agricultural Economics (Imea) reveals. The total sobyean surface planted 44.06% in the state.

Brazil: more worries about the windown to plant the second corn crop

The lack of rains has been a constant in some Center-Western states like Goiás, Tocantins, Mato Grosso do Sul, and Mato Grosso. Moreover, the state of Paraná has also registered major delays of soybean planting. Now, the major worry for farmers in all of these states, which are large soybean producers, but also producers of corn in the winter, is that many farmerswould lose the right window to plant the secorn corn crop. Soybeans are usually harvested between January and February and most farmers plant corn right after over it.

Brazil’s soybean planting nears 30% of the surface

Data revealed by the consultancy AgResource says that the soybean planting in Brazil has already reached 30% of the estimated total surface. Compared to the previous year, there is a delay of nine percentage points. The delay is mostly attributed to the irregularity of rains in Mato Grosso and excess of rain in the Southern States.

Brazil: Soybean planting reaches 20% nationwide, 26% in Mato Grosso

The lack of rains in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso has impeded the country of advancing more with the soybean planting. A number of the consultancy AgRural puts the works at 20% of the surface nationwide, which is nine percentage points lower than last year.

In Mato Grosso, separately, the works reached 25.8% of the total area, according to the state’s Institute of Agricultural Economics. The total surface expected to be planted in the state is 2.3 million acres.

In one week, there was an advance of 11.3 percentage points, but still, tracks behind previous years. This year, the rains just started by October, but irregularly.