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Brazil Soy Harvest Slow to Start after Planting Delays

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian soy farmers, who started planting late because of dry weather in the final months of 2020, have harvested only 0.4% of the cultivated soybean area this season, agribusiness consultancy AgRural said on Monday, January 18th.

Brazil had harvested 1.8% of the sown area at this time last year, AgRural's statement said, though the country sowed a record high of more than 38 million hectares (93.9m acres) for the 2020/2021 cycle.

The most advanced work is in Santa Catarina state, where farmers sowed the oilseed days ahead of the usual calendar . . .

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