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marketeye
Veteran Advisor

Brazil Crop Tour

Folks,

We're getting word and photos confirming the struggles that the Brazilian crops have had this growing season.

Luis Vieira, a freelance writer from Brazil, is on a crop tour this week.

While traveling through Santa Rosa, Brazil, northwest of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Vieira witnessed a tough looking corn crop.

First crop corn in BrazilFirst crop corn in Brazil

"That is because of one month of dryness. Soy looks a lot of better, but still would get 10 to 15% less yields," Vieira says.

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rickgthf
Senior Advisor

Re: Thanks for the visual confirmation.

If you hear of or see any more of similar, please pass it along.  One bad ear doesn't make it a total disaster but if it's representative of the field & fields, it's an indication.

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k-289
Senior Advisor

Re: Thanks for the visual confirmation.

Where are all  of  those  '' drought  resistant  hybrids '' that was a conversation piece just a decade ago - ? 

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roarintiger1
Honored Advisor

Re: Thanks for the visual confirmation.

10-15% loss on Brazil’s entire soybean crop is significant.

luisvieira
Senior Contributor

Re: Thanks for the visual confirmation.

Hey roantiger1,

 

Good to hear from you.

 

That was only about what this producer thinks he has lost.

 

Drought was serious in Rio Grande do Sul and Parana, not so big thing in Mato Grosso, as usual. 

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roarintiger1
Honored Advisor

Re: Thanks for the visual confirmation.

Thank you Luis for correcting me.  I especially appreciate any report of the crop conditions in Brazil.  It's sad when anyone has a crop loss of any sort.  

But it does look to me that the world is going to need every bushel that is produced.

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erikjohnson61y
Veteran Advisor

Re: Thanks for the visual confirmation.

As long as China's pig herd remains relatively healthy, anyway.

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