MINITOO QJ6235 Women's Comfort Ankle Strap Coffee Pleather Latin Salsa Ballroom Dance Shoes UK 2 Parent B06Y482PJ6 , Converse 555170C All Star Hi Sneakers Women Parent B01KLBX5YACapezio Women's Juliet Ballet Shoe,Black,10 W US Parent B002CMMKPWFashion Shoes, Janly® Woman's Girls Summer Transparent Slipper Height Increasing Wedges Platform Flip-Flops Beach... Parent B07CKXHS77New Balance Womens Classics Traditionnels Suede Trainers Parent B01FSIEKVINike Women's Trainers White white 3 UK Parent B079C48RD4Baretraps Women’s Leni Snow Boot, US Parent B072F4J37Radidas Originals adi-Ease Skate Shoe Solid Grey/Gum, 6.5 M US Parent B077X4VWKJConverse Chuck Taylor All Star, Unisex Adults’ Sneakers Parent B01N3KIF6X , Geox Women’s D Nebula B Trainers Parent B0767NT5YKKennel und Schmenger Women's Nova Trainers Parent B06XHPN1MXMizuno Women’s Ezrun WOS Running Shoes, Blue B078HFDZ12 ParentManas Sandy, Women’s Warm-Lined Short-Shaft Boots and Bootees B01FMM4DYY ParentTed Baker Women’s Elzbet High Boots B07D7SF3NH ParentZHZNVX The girl pale mouth single shoes and versatile video thin fine with women shoes high shoes women with shallow... B07CGJK2R5 Parent , SHU CRAZY Womens Ladies Faux Leather Strappy Zip up Low Block Heel Ankle Shoes Boots - P80 B07GFT51RP Parent , JWQWQ Womens Original Tall Side Buckle Dog Walking Snow Rain Waterproof Wellington Boot B0791D5XXX Parent , Flower-Ager 6041-02Z Peep Toe Pearl Rhinestones High Heels Platform Pumps Satin Wedding Court Shoes,Ivory,UK6/... B07F829SMK Parent , Cirior Womens High Heels Ladies Shoes Faux Leather Stiletto Heel Heels Pointed Court Shoes High Heels Dress B07G67K3RF Parent , Charles by Charles David Women’s Addie Pump B075NSM694 ParentRos Hommerson Women's Teresa Low Heel Leather, Suede Dress Pumps B013JZ805O Parent , Spieth Wensky Women's Court Shoes Brown Brown B07DPNCGC8 Parent , Maxguard S370, Unisex Adults’ Safety Shoes B006VXWY4A Parent , Panama Jack Women’s Venus Tropical Open Toe Sandals B077V2SXMD ParentCrocs Women’s Huarache Mini Wedge B008KZEY1I ParentDKFJKI Women's High Heels Open Toe Thick Heel Buckle Mug Sandals Classic Style Everyday Wear B07CM7WM2Y Parent , Sandals CJC High-Heeled Open Toe High Heels Thin High Heels Waterproof Platform Elegant Sexy Fashion Beautiful... B07DNL9B69 ParentClarks Grace Bella Suede Boots in Black B07DXVWK8Y ParentXZGC Summer Sandals Women Flat Strap Clip Toe Shoes Word,5 UK, Light B07BT25D89 Parent , BalaMasa Womens Assorted Colors Checkered Platform Urethane Sandals ASL05720 B07HCXG1DT Parent

Following abundant rains last month, which eased crop damage caused by a drought, soybean and corn output in Brazil this year will drop less than previously forecasted, according to the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture.

Brazilian farmers are expected to harvest 57.6 million tons of soybeans this year, compared with a February forecast of 57.2 million tons, the ministry's crop-forecasting agency said in a report released Monday. However production will fall from the 60 million tons of last year admitted Conab (National Suppliers Company).

Rainfall in the Midwestern states of Mato Grosso and Goiás helped crops hurt by a drought, said Silvio Porto, logistics director of Conab. The agency may increase its soybean-output forecast again next month to 58 million tons because of increased rainfall starting in January in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, he said.

"We were conservative in our forecast this month," Porto said at a news conference in Brazilian capital Brasí­lia. "We'll send our staff to the field to ensure our expectations that the rains in the South will help soybean output to improve even more."

Corn farmers will harvest 50.4 million tons, compared with a previous estimate of 50.3 million tons, according to Conab. Production will fall from 58.7 million tons last year. The estimates are based on a survey carried out from February 16 to 19.

"Rains occurred in a form sufficient to meet the needs of the principal crops and favor the filling of grains and the maturation of soybeans and corn," Conab said in the report.

Brazil is the world's second-biggest soybean producer after the US and among the leading corn producers.

Meanwhile press reports from São Paulo indicated that Brazil had purchased 25.000 tons of Russian hard wheat for delivery to Brazil's northeast in May, as Brazilian mills prepare to find alternatives to scarce Argentine wheat this year.

Apparently the Russian wheat was priced with a US$ 60 per ton discount on a cost-and-freight basis to US hard wheat, the sources said. Freight costs for shipment from the Black Sea are estimated at around 24 a ton, comparable with those from North America.

The Brazilian government and trade sources estimate Brazil will have to import between 1 million and 2 million tons of wheat this year from outside Mercosur.

Brazil's trade ministry has said it will zero out Brazil's common import tariff of 10% on wheat later in the year, as it did in 2008 when it allowed up to 2 million tons of wheat from outside Mercosur to enter Brazil tariff free through July 31.

Argentina typically supplies Brazil with 95% of its wheat import needs. But Argentina's most recent harvest was down by nearly half its previous year's output.

Brazilian trade sources believe the country could import around half of its extra-Mercosur wheat needs from Russia this season, with Canada likely to be the other source, due to the competitive prices of both origins compared with US hard wheat.

Brazil's northeast imports North American wheat fairly regularly to make up for hard wheat from Argentina. In 2008, most of the non-Mercosur wheat imports came from the US and some from Canada, totaling just over 1 million tons.

Brazil is largely self-sufficient in soft wheat production, used in cookies and crackers mostly, but still needs to add hard wheat to improve the quality of many bread flour blends offered in the country.



Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.