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World News: Brazil
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...


Brazil | 17 June 2014
Brazilian scientists help Omani farmers increase citrus yields

Two agricultural scientists from the Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), the leading agricultural educational university in Brazil, visited Omani farmers in the North Al Batinah Governorate to share t...


Brazil | 30 May 2014
Drought hits Brazil's coffee industry

Brazil's coffee fields are busy at this time of year - from now until September, thousands of coffee pickers will spend their days in the fields stripping the bushes and bagging up the beans. But t...


Brazil | 20 May 2014
Brazil announces $70.5 bn credit line for farm sector

President Dilma Rousseff announced Monday that the government will make available to Brazil's farmers and ranchers a 156.1 billion reais ($70.5 billion) credit line, a hike of 14.7 percent over the pr...


Brazil | 29 April 2014
Brazilian cattle ranching policies can reduce deforestation

There is a higher cost to steaks and hamburgers than what is reflected on the price tags at grocery stores and restaurants. Producing food – and beef, in particular – is a significant source of greenh...


Brazil | 23 April 2014
Farmers seeking heat relief signal Brazil climate peril

Brazil may see a mass migration of crops and farm workers from huge swaths of currently tillable lands to more temperate zones as global warming takes hold, according to leading climate experts in the...


Brazil | 3 April 2014
Brazil's Congress strikes down soy tax proposal

Brazil's Congress struck down on Wednesday a proposal to impose new taxes on the internal soy market after fierce opposition from the country's agricultural sector. An amendment to apply a tax know...


Brazil | 28 March 2014
Brazil, and the world, ought to invest in ecological farming

On Tuesday I joined a panel at the Global Agribusiness Forum in São Paolo (Brazil) to talk about the impacts of climate change on agriculture and food production. You might be surprised that Greenp...


Brazil | 24 February 2014
Drought could drain more than Brazil's coffee crop

Brazil, a country usually known for its rainforests, has been facing a severe drought in its breadbasket region, leaving people in the cities without water and farmers in the countryside with dying cr...


Brazil | 21 February 2014
Soybeans ease on Brazil rain relief and U.S. acreage

U.S. soybeans eased on Thursday to consolidate below a five-month high as the market was cooled by improving weather in Brazil and a U.S. government estimate that confirmed expectations of a rise in s...


Brazil | 5 February 2014
Brazilian cattle price surges to record as heat chars pastures

Brazilian cattle is trading at the highest level ever as heat scorches dry grazing fields in the top beef-exporting country, threatening livestock supplies for meatpackers such as JBS SA and Minerva S...