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Brazilian Farm Life 11/15/19: Free Lula

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Brazilian Farm Life 11/15/19: Free Lula
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, popularly known as Lula, was president of Brazil from 2002-2010 with the labor party. His political journey sparks the classic sinner versus saint debate. Over a year ago, he was arrested for corruption. A few months later, Jair Bolsonaro was elected by positioning himself as the champion to oppose the labor party.
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Brazilian Farm Life 11/08/19: Brazil Ag Expansion
Northern Brazil is dear to me as my wife is from Manaus, a city of 2 million residents in the heart of the Amazon. In the first part of the 20th century the city experienced a large influx of capital during the rubber boom. At the time, a beautiful opera house was built. It was intended to be on par with prestigious opera houses from Europe. To the east of Manaus is an export facility where the Maggi farming family loads their non-GMO soybeans destined for Europe.
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Brazilian Farm Life 11/01/19: Farmers and their presidents
Many of the farmsteads in the Americas have a similar story. It goes something like this: A few generations ago, families came over from Europe in search of a better life. In the Americas, they could have their own farm and become the lord of their land.
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Brazilian Farm Life 10/25/19: Bullish Brazilian Corn
Fundamentals are bullish for Brazilian corn. Exchange rate, yields, ethanol progress, and planting season matter to global buyers and sellers of corn and beans. We are watching these closely and working diligently to keep you informed.
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Brazilian Farm Life 10/18/19: Let It Rain

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Brazilian Farm Life 10/18/19: Let It Rain
Pictures of the praying rain guauge showed up on social media posts of Brazilian farmers across the country. Brazilians typically have a good sense of humor and a light hearted approach even in the most trying of situations.
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Brazilian Farm Life 10/11/19: Up and Running

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Brazilian Farm Life 10/11/19: Up and Running
The image to the right is from East Central Mato Grosso. Planting is just starting. As you look at the picture, you can almost hear the drone buzzing overhead. You can nearly smell the ribs cooking over a fire as the churrasco meal is prepared for the weekend.
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Brazilian Farm Life 10/04/19: Brazil by Brazil

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Brazilian Farm Life 10/04/19: Brazil by Brazil
The global community and president Bolsonaro, of Brazil, are facing off regarding whether or not the nation’s agriculture is environmentally acceptable. Bolsonaro’s speech at the UN expresses his clear views and is fully aligned with his campaign promises. The Brazilian federal government is working hard to change global perception.
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Brazilian Farm Life 09-27-19: Mato Grasso Wheat & Planting Beans
U.S. soybean farms have grown accustomed to watching Brazil’s production. Brazilian wheat production, on the other hand, has not been of global relevance historically. This may be changing.
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Brazilian Farm Life 09-20-19

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It is college football season! A time of year when many feel particularly close to their alma maters. Midwest universities have close ties to Brazil’s economy and agricultural history. The University of Illinois has historically produced a significant amount of research about Brazil’s economy.
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Brazilian Farm Life 09-13-19: Ready...Set...Wait!
Here in the northern hemisphere, we are gearing up for fall harvest, and then winter. In the southern hemisphere, Brazil is prepping for planting. The bulk of Brazil’s soybean production states don’t face winters with freezing temperatures. On a positive note...
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