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Brazilian Farm Life 04/03/20: Coronavirus and Brazil Truckers
Truckers are very important in Brazil. We often think of trucks driving halfway across the continent to take soybeans to ports. While this is a reality, truckers also make sure towns and farms inland have the supplies they need.
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 Brazilian Farm Life 03/27/20: Soybean Harvest and the Coronavirus
The entire world is dealing with the difficult tradeoff between the economy and containing the spread of the coronavirus. In households, businesses, cities, states, and nations around the world challenging decisions are made daily.
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 Brazilian Farm Life 03/20/20: Rio Grande is Dry
Rio Grande Do Sul is the most southern state in Brazil. It borders Argentina and Uruguay and is home to the gauchos. The rich traditions of this state date back to the time when cattlemen (gauchos) drove their herds from the pampas of southern Brazil to market in São Paulo. Much like the tradition of cowboys driving cattle north from Texas to the railways in Kansas where beef headed east.
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Brazilian Farm Life 03-13-20: High Brazil Soy Price
The chart shows a soybean price index based off of the Brazilian futures exchange and primary export port. This is a nice way to visualize Brazilian price levels in their local currency.
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Brazilian Farm Life 03-06-20: Soybean Sell Signals in Brazil
An ever-growing number of farmers in Brazil are learning to use our system. It is fun to see how they incorporate our Sell Signals into their marketing strategy. While USA farmers are only concerned with the value of sales in USD, Brazilian farmers have exchange rate risk to consider. The image shows cash price levels for Soybeans in Paraná measured in Brazilian currency per 60kg sack. The three circles show our most recent Sell Signals.
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Brazilian Farm Life 02-27-20: Carnival and Harvest
In case any of you missed it, two days ago was Ash Wednesday. However, if you were in Brazil this past week, you would not have missed it. The evening festivities of carnival started a week ago on Friday and ran through Tuesday. Ash Wednesday was a half day holiday and the country went back to work on Wednesday afternoon. Needless to say, this was not a very productive week, unless, that is, you are a farmer.
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Brazilian Farm Life 02-21-20: Brazil Farmer Update
Eloi, from Sorriso, was the first of our three farmers to finish. He shared this great picture with us as they finish harvesting. The sight of these three combines running...
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Brazilian Farm Life 02-14-20: Brazil Farmer Updates
Brazilian soybean harvest is just under 20% complete. Recent rainfalls have slowed down field work, but not production. Tuesday, the USDA increased Brazil’s expected production from 123 to 125 million metric tons. In bushel terms, imagine if yield expectations were increased by 6-7 bushels on every acre planted to soybeans in Iowa.
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Brazilian Farm Life 02-07-20: Brazil Farmer Update
February is the month when most of Brazil’s soybeans are harvested. Our three farmers are representative of 3 different major regions in Brazil. When it comes to soybean harvest, Mauro is just starting, Amaury is half way done and Eloi is wrapping up. Below is an update on how they’re doing.
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Brazilian Farm Life 01/31/20: Brazil Farmer Updates
Most fields in Paraná are filling pods. In Mato Grosso, harvest and double crop corn planting is moving full speed.
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