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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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Brazilian Farm Life 09-06-19: Independence Day

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Brazilian Farm Life 09-06-19: Independence Day
Many Brazilian farmers are very patriotic. As are many USA farmers. I wonder if there is a connection between loving the land and loving one’s own country. September 7th is the Brazilian Independence Day. The colors of the flags are...
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Brazilian Farm Life 08-30-19: Calm before the storm
Here in Florida, we are bracing and preparing for Hurricane Dorian to hit this holiday weekend. Though it is the first time I am experiencing a hurricane, the calm before the storm reminds me of how life feels just before planting or harvest.
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Brazilian Farm Life 08-23-19: Wildfires, Cotton, & Cover Crops
Wildfires have made headlines in Brazil. September-October is the transition from the dry season to the rainy season. The end of the dry season means fires are a threat and the beginning of the rainy season means it’s time to plant...
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Brazil Commentary 08-16-19: Fuba, Cafe, & Ethanol
I enjoyed growing up in rural Brazil. Long days of working hard on the farm were welcomed. As a kid, it was a fair wage for a day’s work to get to stop by the farm house and eat bolo de fubá and drink a cafézinho...
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Brazilian Farm Life 08-09-19:
“Head north my son!” The tradition of westward expansion that transformed the U.S. prairie into fertile farmland has marked the history of many farmsteads across the Corn Belt. A similar trend occurred in Brazil with two slight variations.
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