2022/23 Brazil soybeans are 33% harvested compared to 43% last year

Updated Mar 3, 2023
February weather in Brazil was wetter than normal in the south-central states of Parana, Mato Grosso do Sul, Sao Paulo, and southern Goias. February weather was somewhat dryer than normal in parts of Mato Grosso, northern Goias, and Tocantins. Rainfall last week in Brazil was greater in the south-central areas especially in Parana and southern Mato Grosso do Sul and it looks like that is where the heaviest rains will be again this week.
Yields in Mato Grosso are going to set a record while yields in Rio Grande do Sul are going to be very disappointing. The good yields in central Brazil are going to compensate for much of the losses in southern Brazil, but probably not all the losses. The final soybean production estimate will depend on what happens in Rio Grande do Sul. If the state receives good rains from this point forward, the Brazilian estimate might increase 1-2 million tons. If the rainfall is disappointing in the state, the Brazilian estimate might decline 1-2 million tons. The soybean harvest in Brazil was 33% complete as of late last week compared to 43% last year according to AgRural. This represents an advance of 8% for the week. Dryer weather in Mato Grosso allowed farmers to make good progress, while wet weather in Parana and Mato Grosso do Sul continued to keep farmers out of the field. Mato Grosso – Farmers in Mato Grosso made good harvest progress last week and the soybeans were 76.2% harvested ...
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