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Brazil | 10 June 2018
Brazil launches massive package of soft loans for agriculture, $51.13bn

Brazil announced on Wednesday evening that it has earmarked up to 194.3 billion Reais or US$ 51.13bn in loans to promote large and medium-sized agricultural producers. At a ceremony in the capital Bra...


Brazil | 30 May 2018
China invests in Brazilian corn to grab a third of its corn seed market

L ongping, which bought its corn seed business from DowDuPont Inc in Brazil for US$1.1 billion last year, brought 400 people including partners, distributors and executives from Brazil’s largest co-o...


Brazil | 25 May 2018
Brazil's agriculture sector bearing big brunt of fuel hikes -study

Brazil’s agriculture sector is one of the hardest hit by a hike in diesel prices that has provoked a nationwide trucker strike, according to an analysis from a leading university released on Wednesday...


Brazil | 18 May 2018
Brazil's wealthy farm belt backs Trump-like presidential candidate

A right-wing Brazilian presidential candidate who compares himself to Donald Trump is attracting support across Brazil’s farm belt, where the fiery former paratrooper may secure the funding needed for...


Brazil | 11 May 2018
The million dollar cow: high-end farming in Brazil – photo essay

Jabriel is an awesome, imposing creature. His humped figure, size and weight represent everything that is prized and revered in a bull. He is quite literally the top of the pyramid in Brazil’s vast, c...


Brazil | 18 April 2018
Impacts of agriculture on Brazil's Cerrado region

Brazil’s Cerrado region is incredibly biodiverse, supporting more than 10,000 plant species, 900 birds, and 300 mammals. But it has long been overlooked by scientists and environmentalists alike, and ...


Brazil | 2 February 2018
Brazil to release $4 billion in farm credit

Brazilian President Michel Temer has announced the government-controlled bank Banco do Brasil will release 12 billion reais ($4 billion) in subsidised credit to farmers for the planting, upkeep, harve...


Brazil | 1 January 2018
Formula 1 journeyman turned organic farmer

Pedro Diniz raced in Formula 1 from 1995 to 2000, with only two fifth-place finishes to show for his 98-race spell as a Grand Prix driver. But whatever happened to the Brazilian driver? The son of ...


Brazil | 6 December 2017
Agriculture adds jobs, helps lead Brazil economic recovery push

Agriculture has been the only sector of the Brazilian economy to add jobs this year, a farm lobby said on Tuesday, helping the country recover from its worst recession in a century even though a meat ...


Brazil | 29 November 2017
Brazilian ethanol producers willing to wash out anhydrous contracts

Brazilian mills are willing to wash out, or cancel, long-term contracts for anhydrous ethanol to favor hydrous production, sources said Tuesday. Hydrous ethanol sales from Center-South mills surged...


Brazil | 22 November 2017
What can African agriculture learn from Brazil?

Last month, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, took a series of bets on Africa's ability to feed itself, lift millions of its people out of poverty and help feed the w...


Brazil | 17 October 2017
Dry weather delays soybean planting in Brazil, increases risk for corn

Lack of rain since the start of the 2017-2018 season has delayed soybean planting in Brazil's Center-West region, the largest grain producer in the country, boosting worries among producers, industry ...


Brazil | 28 September 2017
Brazil agriculture ministry says fresh beef exports to U.S. may resume in October

The ban on fresh Brazilian beef exports to the United States could be lifted in October, Brazil’s agriculture ministry said late on Tuesday. The ban, implemented in June, would end after the United...


Brazil | 27 September 2017
Coffee sustainability: Brazilian farmer battles the stigma of bulk

As the sun rises on a crisp morning, Felipe Croce kneels down to cup a handful of washed icatu amarelo coffee beans and holds it to his nose. “It smells alive,” he says. “I let nature do its thing.” ...


Brazil | 16 September 2017
Brazilian police raid agriculture minister's home

Brazilian police raided the house of Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi in a corruption probe early Thursday, adding yet more pressure on the scandal-plagued government of President Michel Temer. Fe...


Brazil | 8 September 2017
Agriculture and livestock to add a further R$ 30 bn to GDP this year

With a robust Harvest Plan coupled with support and development tools organised by the government, Brazil’s agriculture and livestock sector is expected to generate record wealth for Brazil in 2017. S...


Brazil | 17 August 2017
Brazil farmers run out of space as bumper crops pile up

At a warehouse in the heart of Brazil's agriculture sector, farmer Rafael Bilibio watches truck after truck line up to unload corn onto the ground outside the huge storage bins. His own corn, ready...


Brazil | 30 July 2017
Brazil: landless agriculture workers invade farms of president's allies

Hundreds of landless agricultural workers have invaded farms belonging to Brazil’s agriculture minister, the former president of the Brazilian soccer association, and a close friend of President Miche...


Brazil | 27 July 2017
Brazilian landless peasants invade soybean plantation owned by Agriculture minister

Hundreds of landless farmers in Brazil have invaded and occupied a soybean plantation owned by a company belonging to Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi. The takeover by some 500 people was organiz...


Brazil | 26 July 2017
Landless agriculture workers invade farms of president's allies

Hundreds of landless agricultural workers have invaded farms belonging to Brazil’s agriculture minister, the former president of the Brazilian soccer association, and a close friend of President Miche...


Brazil | 19 July 2017
EU, Brazil propose farm subsidies overhaul to help developing countries

The European Union and Brazil on Monday (17 July) proposed to the World Trade Organisation a reform of farm subsidies in order to “level the playing field” for emerging economies, an EU statement said...


Brazil | 18 July 2017
U.S. says no timeline to restore Brazil beef imports

Brazil needs to make progress on inspections before any timeline can be set to end a U.S. ban on imports of fresh Brazilian beef, the U.S. agriculture secretary said on Monday. Agriculture Secretar...


Brazil | 30 June 2017
Brazil ranchers seek vaccination overhaul after U.S. ban on beef

Cattle ranchers in Brazil are demanding an overhaul of the vaccination program against Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), including suspending it in some parts of the country, to tackle health problems rai...


Brazil | 26 June 2017
U.S. suspends Brazilian beef imports over safety concerns

All imports of fresh beef from Brazil have been halted because of recurring concerns about the safety of the products intended for the American market, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said ...


Brazil | 23 June 2017
U.S. bans fresh Brazil beef imports over safety concerns

The United States halted imports of fresh Brazilian beef on Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said, after a high percentage of shipments failed to pass safety checks. The USDA had "recur...


Brazil | 23 May 2017
JBS meat scandal grows in Brazil

The world’s largest meatpacker — and second-largest global food company — is directly involved with a bribery scandal at the highest levels in its home country of Brazil, but there is no indication JB...


Brazil | 10 May 2017
Larger swaths of tropical forest being lost to commercial agriculture

Larger patches of tropical forest are being lost worldwide as governments and corporations clear more land to make way for industrial-scale agriculture, a Duke University study shows. The newly pub...


Brazil | 20 April 2017
Brazilian beef 'pretty safe,' says Brazil's finance minister

Brazil is still attracting a stream of foreign direct investment even after a corruption scandal involving its meat industry, the country's finance minister said Wednesday. The scandal, which broke...


Brazil | 12 April 2017
Brazil farmers 'hope for a miracle,' hoard soybeans

Faced with weak international prices and a record harvest, Brazil's soybean farmers have been hoarding their crop in hopes the market will rebound in the coming months, a strategy analysts warn could ...


Brazil | 6 April 2017
Brazilian beef ban over

The recent short-lived ban on Brazilian beef by its major customers is unlikely to increase demand for New Zealand products. Meat Industry Association chief executive Tim Ritchie says NZ doesn’t co...