Brazilian harvest of soybean hits final stretch


The harvest of the new Brazilian soybean crop has advanced to the last sown areas. In the central states of the country, the work is virtually finished, leaving only a few isolated areas to be completed. In the North/Northeast, the work progressed at a slower pace last week due to excess moisture in some states.

According to a survey conducted by SAFRAS & Mercado, until April 24, 94.3% of a total sown area of ​​37.11 million tons were reaped, equivalent to approximately 35.02 million hectares. In the previous week, the index was 91.6%. In the same period last year, 96.0% of the area had already been reaped, while the five-year average for the period is 94.5%.