Rains forecast in all Brazil’s soya areas

December 10, 2013

soya
soya

A new cold front will bring rains to all of Brazil’s soya-growing regions this week, according to Sao Paulo-based weather forecaster Somar, continuing a season of strong rainfall that has boosted bets of a record crop. Rainfall would start off in the southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul before moving into the southeast and later into top soya-growing state Mato Grosso, Somar said on Monday.

Nationwide soya planting advanced 4 percentage points from the previous week and was 94 percent complete as of December 6, AgRural analysts said. That is above 90 percent from a year earlier and the same as the five-year average.

Planting is complete in the top-producing center-west region and needs to be finished in the northeast and far south.

Government crop supply agency Conab on November 8 raised its expectation for a record soya crop to between 87.9 million and 90.2 million tonnes and will update the forecast on Tuesday.

Courtesy Reuters

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More