ESPRIT Women’s Vera Lu Low-Top Sneakers Parent B06XGDVYN2adidas Women’s Distancestar Track and Field Shoes Parent B078C4SLJD , adidas Women's Cloudfoam Race W Trainers Parent B01FLYOTR4 , KPHY Women'S Shoes/Retro Grandma'S Shoes Female Flat Bottomed Round Head Lap Shoes Shallow Feet Lazy Dou Bean... Parent B07G4FPQ6J , Zenzzle Womens Running Shoes Small Yellow Starts Pattern Print on for Ladies Outdoor Running Sneakers Parent B07CR2PRBHadidas Originals Women's PW Tennis HU Shoe ice Pink/Chalk White, 8 M US Parent B077X8YTJZ , Short Sleeve Of Winter And Autumn Low Heel Front Button Color Front Tie Short Boots B07766NTVG Parent , Patriot Boots Desert Storm 11 UK UK B0099O1J6W ParentNIKE WMNS Air Zoom Pegasus 32, Women’s Sports Shoes B00V42PHW4 Parent , Mammut Women’s T Advanced GTX High Rise Hiking Boots B00B842OGK ParentNike Women’s Air Zoom Pegasus 32 Training Running Shoes B00QFOZNT8 Parent , Baretraps Women's Bt Lancy Snow Boot B01DWO9QLE ParentWomen's rain boots NAN Spring And Summer Matte Rubber Boots Fashion Waterproof Rubber Boots Adult Slip Water Shoes In The Tube Rain Boots Women (Color : Black, Size : EU36/UK3.5/CN35) B07BV6Y2NH EU36/UK3.5/CN35|Black , ShangYi Women's Shoes Leatherette Wedge Heel Open Toe Sandals Dress Black / Brown B01FZJJE20 Parent , Top Shishang Women's rubber low-heeled rain boots non-slip waterproof high-end beef tendon bottom work boots B07H2FQG26 ParentVince Camuto Womens Javy Leather Peep Toe Ankle Fashion Boots B07D7S2Q54 Parent , ZBeiBei Womens Elegant High Heels Shoes Satin Slip On Party Evening Pumps B07CNBVGPS ParentCalvin Klein Sirey Womens Brown Dress Sandals Shoes Size New/Display UK 5.5 B00A8OMG6O ParentAllhqfashion Women's Buckle PU Square Closed Toe Kitten Heels Pumps-Shoes B01LCF8Y4K ParentFornarina Esme, Women’s Closed Pumps B00XJUR9J8 Parent , Bernie Mev Women's Cross Trainers black black 6 B01N1SVYWD ParentMarc Fisher Women's Magali Heeled Sandal B072J1X5HF ParentIGI&Co 1187 High Heeled Sandals Women Black 37 B07BPXK6RJ Parentshoe Women's Sandals Open Toe Waterproof Platform High Heel Buckle Wild Thick B07D7WFD21 ParentFashion Spell Color Female Sandals Tip Ultra-High With Women'S Shoes Tide, Beige 39 B07BRVJG8N Parent , Rieker V6519, Women’s Wedge Heels Sandals B01MYLDW3A Parent , Amy Q Elegant Women's Basic Open Toe Patent High Heel Sandals Ladies Summer Shoes B01LYMSOVB Parent , Pleaser Women’s Sky301-5/C/B-Nw Platform Dress Sandal B01C5RYMHM ParentSoft Style by Hush Puppies Rogan W Flats B00V6OFW3Y Parent , AllhqFashion Women's Peep Toe High-Heels Frosted Solid Buckle Sandals B01G87I7SK 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.