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Brazil | 12 August 2016
Brazil set to welcome GM corn imports from the US

Brazil, which is struggling with a severe corn shortage, is preparing to open the door to genetically modified corn imports from the US. The Latin American country could “run out of corn by 2017”, ...


Brazil | 8 August 2016
Brazil now China's biggest source of beef imports

Limited domestic output and rising per-capita incomes are pushing beef-hungry China to import the high-protein, low-fat meat in increasing quantities from Brazil. About a year after recovering from...


Brazil | 4 August 2016
Who cares if your beef is grass-fed – is it bird-safe?

Focusing on the wildlife animal agriculture kills, and not the animals being purposefully exploited, is embarrassing. Motherboard shared a piece on bird-safe beef; the product of cows that don’t tr...


Brazil | 1 August 2016
United States to open doors to beef from Brazil

Australian cattle producers should not panic over news Brazil has been granted access to the United States beef market, industry leaders say. The Brazil Government last week announced it could expo...


Brazil | 12 July 2016
Brazil's credit freeze deepens as banks slash lending to farmers

Brazil’s deepening economic turmoil is now engulfing farmers. Banks slashed credit to farmers by 9.1 percent in inflation-adjusted terms for the crop year that started this month, Brazil’s agricult...


Brazil | 6 July 2016
Monsanto and Microsoft partnering to invest in Brazil agriculture startups

Qualcomm is also investing in the Brazilian investment fund, which is managed by Microsoft. U.S. biotech company Monsanto and Microsoft announced on Monday a partnership to invest in agricultural t...


Brazil | 5 July 2016
Brazil seeks to increase share in global agricultural market

Brazil aims to increase its share in global agricultural trade from the current 7 percent to 10 percent in the next five years, Agriculture Minister Blairo Moggi said Monday. Brazil has the potenti...


Brazil | 22 June 2016
Brazil's credit crunch threatens farmers

Brazil's worst credit crunch in two decades is forcing the nation's debt-laden grain producers, sugar mills and coffee farmers to curb investment, making one of the world's top farm exporters miss out...


Brazil | 11 April 2016
Emerging markets that fueled agriculture boom now driving a bust

The expression emerging markets has a whole new meaning for farmers across the globe. In the late 2000s, food demand from China and India’s growing populations sparked a frenzy for agriculture inve...


Brazil | 11 March 2016
Are China and Brazil transforming African agriculture?

China and Brazil are set to increase their influence in Africa, with the recently launched New Development Bank opening offices in Johannesburg this month and preparing to issue its first loans in Apr...


Brazil | 12 November 2015
Brazil to seek G20 commitment not to raise farm subsidies

Brazil’s ambassador to the Group of 20 (G20) has said his country will ask developed countries not to raise agricultural subsidies due to the fall of prices for raw materials. He was speaking ahead of...


Brazil | 16 October 2015
Syngenta sales fall 12 pct on Brazil weakness

Third-quarter sales at Swiss agricultural chemicals group Syngenta AG fell by more than expected as the weak currency in Brazil, its second-largest market, eroded the value of overseas business. Th...


Brazil | 8 October 2015
Ship carrying cattle sinks in northern Brazil

A ship carrying 5,000 head of cattle sank in a river in Para, a state in the Brazilian Amazon, killing the majority of the animals, who were bound for Lebanon, maritime officials said, adding that the...


Brazil | 7 October 2015
Thousands of cattle presumed dead in Brazil boat accident

Oct 6 Thousands of cattle owned by beef producer Minerva SA are thought to have died when a boat leaving a port in northern Brazil overturned, the company and Williams Shipping Agents said on Tuesday....


Brazil | 28 September 2015
US farmers losing out to Brazil in global export market

American soybean farmers are beginning to harvest what's expected to be their second-biggest crop. At the same time, they're seeing their share of the global export market shrink, reflecting the growi...


Brazil | 7 September 2015
US biofuel boom threatens Brazilian organic farmers

“So you see we get angry with how these people can worry about ethanol for cars instead of food for people. Who can live without food?” Miraci Pereira Silva is an organic farmer from the Roseli Nun...


Brazil | 4 August 2015
Brazil farmers group occupies Finance Ministry

Protesters from a far-left organization that calls for the distribution of farmland to the poor occupied Brazil’s Finance Ministry, forcing the suspension of official business in the building. The ...


Brazil | 31 July 2015
Brazilians travel to Iowa for farming tips

Farming is a major part of life in both Iowa and Minnesota, but some folks all the way from Brazil were in north Iowa Thursday learning new skills to take home to their fields. Twelve people travel...


Brazil | 16 July 2015
Brazil considers friendlier foreign farmland policy

It was years ago, but I remember it like it was yesterday. Brazilian federal congressman Marcos Montes swooped in on me at a town park in Uberaba, Minas Gerais, and gave me a hearty hug and a smile...


Brazil | 7 July 2015
Brazil's farmers face higher crop costs too

After a strong U.S. dollar and lingering late-season rains made for a big 2014-15 crop, while cushioning the months-long slide in Chicago bean prices, Brazilian farmers blinked awake to see the after-...


Brazil | 1 May 2015
Brazil takes aim at U.S. farm subsidies

After finally turning the page on a dispute over spying that hampered attempts to deepen trade ties, Brazil and the United States may be headed for another clash, this time over U.S. farm subsidies. ...


Brazil | 10 April 2015
Farmers urge return of jaguars to protect crops

Margie Peixoto was driving her pickup across her farm in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul one February afternoon when she spotted some broken corn stalks and a trio of white-lipped peccaries ...


Brazil | 26 January 2015
Brazil drought: worst water crisis in 80 years

Water cuts and blackouts have spread across significant locations of south-east Brazil as a outcome of the worst drought in the country since 1930. The drought has hit Brazil's 3 most populous states:...


Brazil | 27 October 2014
Brazil poised for beef boost

The world is suddenly short of beef, and Brazil could respond by more than doubling its lotfeeding capacity. Less than 10 per cent of Brazil’s current beef production comes from lotfeeding, but the...


Brazil | 22 October 2014
Brazil to double cattle on feedlots as demand for beef rises

Australian beef producers will face increasing competition from Brazil, as it plans to double its feedlot cattle production over the next 10 years. Rural financier Rabobank reports the world's larg...


Brazil | 25 September 2014
Brazil begins dairy exports to Russia

Three so-far-unnamed Brazilian dairy companies have received the proper paperwork to start deliveries to Russia, a representative of the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture said. The new imports will he...


Brazil | 24 September 2014
Brazil farmland prices soar 17% in 13 months

Brazilian farmland prices soared 17% in a little over a year – but with wide variations between regions, according to data from SLC Agricola, which signal the most reliable performance in traditional ...


Brazil | 17 September 2014
Brazilian meat processors can’t get enough cattle

JBS director Jerry O’ Callaghan told ASA conference delegates that the biggest challenges facing his company is that of procuring sufficient cattle on a weekly basis to meet its processing needs. J...


Brazil | 11 September 2014
Tropical forests illegally destroyed for commercial agriculture

Increasing international demand for palm oil, beef, soy and wood is fuelling the illegal destruction of tropical forests at an alarming rate, according to new analysis that suggests nearly half of all...


Brazil | 31 July 2014
Brazilian farmers demand Monsanto refund their money

Brazilian farmers are asking Monsanto and other producers of pest-resistant corn seeds to reimburse them for money spent on additional pesticides when the bugs killed the crops instead of dying themse...