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How wheat could become Brazil’s new export commodity

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In one of the country's largest agricultural cooperatives, Cotrijal, in the most Southern state Rio Grande do Sul, wheat is keeping producers busier than ever.

After a summer of severe drought that affected soybean and corn crops in the state, the lands of nearly 19,000 member farms are preparing for winter planting, with an expected growth of at least 20% of the area dedicated to cereals.

"The most important thing that influences the grower's decision is the market. We are less dependent on the government, and the wheat market suggests attractive prices," said . . .

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