Soybean harvest in Brazil is picking up, but Soybean and Corn Advisor President Michael Cordonnier says the harvest pace is well behind average. “Brazil is about nine percent harvested on soybeans, compared to 25 percent last year. Wet weather slowed things down, but drier days are helping farmers resume harvest. It will be a very concentrated harvest, because everything was delayed for fall planting. There will be a lot of soybeans ready to harvest.” Soybean quality is a concern with many soybeans maturing at the same time. “In fact, there are reports of poor quality soybeans in the state of Parana, where it rained the entire month of January. How many poor quality beans? It’s hard to say, but it is an issue for some fields, for sure. Harvest is challenging in Brazil right now.”
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