Brazil: Deral raises the soybean crop in Paraná and sees a chance for wheat to gain part of the corn area

Updated Mar 3, 2023
SAO PAULO (Reuters) -Paraná's 2022/23 soybean crop was estimated this Thursday at 20.9 million tonnes, up by around 200,000 tonnes from the January forecast, according to new published figures. by the Department of Rural Economy (Deral). The slight increase compared to the previous estimate occurred after the Department of Agriculture reduced the projection at the end of January, citing impacts of the drought in December. With the soybean harvest having been carried out in 17% of the area and with more than half of the crop maturing, Deral now expects a 70% increase in production compared to the previous season, severely hit by drought. "Deral's monthly report for the month of February 2023 points to one of the largest, if not the largest, soybean harvest in the history of Paraná", said grain specialist Edmar Gervásio, from the government department. He recalled that the expected production, despite being below potential, is slightly higher than that obtained in the record 2019/20 ...
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