Converse Womens Chuck Taylor Coral Ox Black White Canvas Trainers 6 UK Parent B01HQMPWNYGeox D620SA 000BV Slip-on Women Parent B076H4YCK9Nike Womens Air Max 1 Ultra 2.0 FK Metallic Running Trainers 881195 Sneakers Shoes Parent B06XHNV8XBGuardiani SD60443 Tear Sneakers Woman Parent B07B8S2JH6adidas Originals Women's FLB W Sneaker, White/Tactile Green/Clear Grey, 7.5 Medium US Parent B01MSZ4OPQShowudesigns Colorful Pattern High Top Canvas Shoes Women Outdoor Walking Sneaker Parent B07CVWR1QYLvYuan Women's Summer Slippers/Comfort Casual Fashion/Bowknot/platforms/sandals/beach shoes, green, CN37 Parent B072L1SPX7adidas Originals Women's Shoes | ZX Flux PK Fashion Sneakers, Utility Grey Utility Grey/White, (7 M US) Parent B01HJ8ZK3M , Yukun High heels Shoes Female Pointed Metal Buckle Small Fresh High Heels Female Fine With Patent Leather Professional... B07HDNSYSP ParentJKHGJUH Fashion Chain Fashion Key Lock Rhinestone Beach Barefoot Sandals Anklet for Women Girl B07GNCHPCK ParentSize 5 Core Collection Womens Dadia Brown Ankle Zip Wedge Heel Mid Calf Boots B007OC9O22 ParentLUCKY CLOVER-A Women Wedding High Heels Sandals Red Lucky Blink Stiletto Heel Sexy Modern Court Shoes Peep Toe... B07F2DWQCC ParentLOLA (Grey) by Ruby Shoo - Size 6/39 B01KBF5N32 Parent , Cafè Noir MME521333400 E17.333 Cipria 40 Heel Suede Trousers 75 B06WRX18NG ParentVan Dal Women’s Belsize Closed-Toe Heels B01MUGT2GO Parent , Spring Step Women's Eloid Wedge Pump B06XKMY7XG ParentZQ@QX Autumn and Winter European and American Round Head thick with tether is large, high-heeled shoes and boots... B078C66HNW ParentWomen's Vintage Genuine Leather Platform Booties Comfortable Wedge Ankle Boots Handmade Platform Shoes B07HK8WVHR ParentOL Women Solid High Stiletto Heel Fashion Pointed Toe Cocktail Pump Shoes B01CJF5DKU Parent , Carolbar Women's Grace Fashion High Heel Stiletto Pointed Toe Court Shoes B07CDQY45M Parent , YE Women's Mid Block Heels Quarter Strap Court Shoes Slingback SquareToe Dress Shoes UK Size 2-10.5 B07D8R4H8R Parent , L@YC Women's High Heels Peep Toe Club Sandals Wedding & Evening Dress Shoes / Multicolor Customized B0776XXGXS Parent , Fabulicious Fla436/R/M, Women's Heels Sandals B0013JSTZ0 ParentHN Shoes Womens Diamante Evening Wedding Bridal Prom Party Low Heel Sandals Silver, Gold Or Black B07CFQM6T4 ParentLady Gold Colour Ankle Zipper Back High Heel Fine Heel Banquet And Party Sandals (Size : 6.5UK) B07DSXK39F Parent , 1TO9 Womens Spikes Stilettos Hollow Out Pointed-Toe Leather Sandals MJS03526 B07G4XCQRF ParentWEIQI-Ladies Sandals/Slope/Print/Bow tie/Fish Mouth/Summer Vacation, 9cm, Shopping/Partying, 34-38 B07D3TTR6X Parent , Roxy Women’s Sanibel Sandals Slide B072R42BQZ ParentAllhqfashion Women's Kitten-Heels Buckle PU Solid Closed-Toe Sandals B07H2X6WPG Parent , Ellie Shoes Women's 015-Hena Sandal B00MCADB4S 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.

Mercopress

Tags:

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.