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IBGE reduces estimate for Brazilian grain harvest in 2021 to 251.7 million tons

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian grain harvest in 2021, which is in its final stretch, is expected to total 251.7 million tons, 1% lower than in 2020, according to a new Systematic Survey of Agricultural Production (LSPA) released on Thursday (9) by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). Compared to the previous projection, the volume is 1.7% lower.

Before the 2020 harvest, the IBGE calculates a 10.1% growth in soy production, to 133.8 million tons (a new record), and a 15.5% decrease in corn - whose crop was hit by the weather - to . . .

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