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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...


Brazil | 24 March 2017
Meatpacker JBS suspends Brazil beef output amid import bans

Brazil's JBS SA, the world's biggest meatpacking company, announced on Thursday that it had suspended beef production at 33 of its 36 plants amid the corruption scandal that has caused some of the cou...


Brazil | 23 March 2017
Brazil's government says meat industry may lose 10 percent market share

A police investigation into alleged unsanitary and corrupt practices has badly damaged the reputation of Brazil's meatpacking industry and could wipe more than 10 percent off its global market share, ...


Brazil | 22 March 2017
Brazil says meat problems not widespread

Brazil's federal police and agriculture ministry said late Tuesday that sanitary and corruption problems found in the nation's meatpacking industry were isolated incidents, an attempt to tamp down a s...


Brazil | 21 March 2017
'Watch out for Europe restrictions on Brazil beef'

Monday is a big day for Brasil Foods (known as BRF), the biggest trade in the Brazilian food space for American investors on the NYSE. That's when European beef importers will have their pow-wow with ...


Brazil | 19 March 2017
Brazil fears shrinking exports amid rotten meat scandal

Brazil fears that it may lose foreign markets for its agricultural products due to a scandal surrounding the sales of rotten meat by some of its companies, Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said Satur...


Brazil | 28 February 2017
Brazil govt agency flags 'hazards, uncertainties' in GM crop

A government agency in Brazil, the world's second largest producer of GM crops, has cited over 750 studies, including some from India, to highlight "hazards and uncertainties" related to commercial cu...


Brazil | 27 February 2017
Rainforest being burned for farming at faster pace

Satellite data shows a rise in deforestation in Brazilian and Bolivian rainforests, according to Mighty Earth, and environmental watchdog based in Washington, D.C. The land is converted to soy bea...