Results of Brazil’s presidential election caused protests to break out and roadblocks were set up throughout the country. President Jair Bolsonaro lost the election by about two percentage points to former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Besides the short-term impact, NDSU Extension Crop Economist Frayne Olson says the election has long-term implications. Lula campaigned as climate friendly and Olson questions if the president-elect will continue to allow new land to be broken up for agricultural purposes. “There’s concerns about the laws in Brazil that allow agricultural expansion.”
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