Harvest of soybean advances in Brazil


    The harvest of the new Brazilian soybean season had little progress last week. The moisture registered in much of the central strip of the country prevented a better advance of machines. Yet, the states of Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, and Goiás have already had some progress.

    According to a survey conducted until January 31 by SAFRAS & Mercado, 6.6% of a total sown area of ​​37.032 million tons were reaped, equivalent to roughly 2.43 million hectares. In the previous week, the index was 4.0%. In the same period last year, 16.9% of the area had already been reaped, while the five-year average for the period is 8.0%.