Crops and Support Services Industry in Brazil

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  • Oilseeds in Brazil

    Post estimates soybean production in 2008/09 at 58 million metric tons (mmt) and exports at 25 mmt. Yields have been slightly lower this year, primarily as a result of a drought in the South. Soybean production for 2009/10 is expected to rise to 59.5 mmt, as producers switch some area out of corn and cotton, and export...

    Foreign Agricultural Service on 22 Dec 2009 related to Crops and Support Services in Brazil

  • Wheat Crop Production in Brazil

    Estimates of how much wheat Brazil will need to import in the next few months from non-Mercosul sources range from 700,000- 1.5 million metric tons (mmt). The Brazilian wheat industry is currently lobbying the government for a temporary elimination of the import tax.

    Foreign Agricultural Service on 22 Dec 2009 related to Crops and Support Services in Brazil

  • Coffee Yields in Brazil

    Marketing Year (MY) 2009/10 coffee production is forecast at 43.5 million 60-kg bags, down 15 percent compared to MY 2008/09, as a consequence of the biennial production cycle of arabica trees.

    Foreign Agricultural Service on 22 Dec 2009 related to Crops and Support Services in Brazil

  • Corn, Wheat and Rice Production in Brazil

    Post has lowered its CY 2009 corn export forecast to 9 mmt due to a weak export demand, increased worldwide supply, and a strengthening local currency. Wheat imports for marketing year 2008/09 are forecast to reach 6.7 mmt. Rice export shipments are not expected to reach 2008 levels, in spite of the strong increase in...

    Foreign Agricultural Service on 21 Dec 2009 related to Crops and Support Services in Brazil

  • Agricultural Biotechnology in Brazil

    Post included updates regarding the approval of new biotech events and included a new section on animal genetic engineering. According to the Ministry of Science and Technology, Brazil is the leader in agriculture biotech research, and will likely become the second largest biotech producer during the next crop year of...

    Foreign Agricultural Service on 21 Dec 2009 related to Crops and Support Services in Brazil

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