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Frosts hit Brazil's cane, coffee and orange crops, says weather expert

Jul 20 2021

SAO PAULO Frosts hit crops including sugar cane, coffee and orange in the center-south region of Brazil on Tuesday, according to a report by a Rural Clima meteorologist.

Brazil sees spate of corn contract washouts, threatening exports, traders say

Jul 15 2021

SAO PAULO, July 15 Weather-related problems with Brazil's second corn crop have sparked a spate of companies exiting their contracts on washout clauses, causing what some traders described as potentially the biggest wave of export cancellations for the world's No. 2 supplier in five years.

Brazil soy farmers get cash for rendering 'environmental services'

Jul 13 2021

SAO PAULO Brazilian soy farmers are being paid for promoting sustainable agriculture, according to the organizers of a new initiative involving 55 growers in Maranhão and Mato Grosso states, in the heart of Brazil's farm country.

Brazil's BRF joins rivals in making 2040 zero carbon pledge

Jun 30 2021

SAO PAULO (Reuters) -Brazilian meat processor BRF SA on Wednesday pledged to slash its net carbon emissions to zero by 2040, seeking to elevate environmental standards in a bid to attract investments and better manage risk.

UPDATE 2-BRF buys Brazil pet food firm Mogiana Alimentos

Jun 25 2021

SAO PAULO, June 25 Brazilian meat processor BRF SA will pay for its acquisition of pet food company Mogiana Alimentos with cash on hand, Chief Executive Lorival Luz said in an interview on Friday.

Brazil mulls law to track cattle suppliers to curb deforestation

Jun 21 2021

SAO PAULO (Reuters) -Brazil, home to the world's largest commercial cattle herd, will propose a new law to track cattle suppliers that sell animals to meat producers like JBS and Marfrig, as ranching is a key driver of deforestation.

Brazil's worst drought in almost a century to impact river navigation - minister

Jun 02 2021

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's worst water crisis in almost a century will impact river navigation and make transportation of goods more expensive in the world's largest exporter of commodities ranging from soybeans to coffee and sugar.

Shares in Brazil's BRF jump after Marfrig seeks antitrust approval for BRF stake

Jun 01 2021

SAO PAULO (Reuters) -Shares in Brazilian pork and poultry processor BRF SA closed up nearly 10% on Tuesday after beef producer Marfrig Global Foods SA asked antitrust watchdog CADE to approve its purchase of almost a quarter of BRF's stock.

Brazil finalizing rule to pay farmers to preserve land

Jun 01 2021

SAO PAULO (Reuters) -The Brazilian government is finalizing legislation that will allow farmers to get paid to preserve undeveloped rainforests and savannah, Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias said during an online event on Tuesday.

Brazil beef producer Marfrig seeks antitrust approval for BRF stake

Jun 01 2021

SAO PAULO, June 1 Brazilian beef producer Marfrig Global Foods has formally asked antitrust watchdog CADE to approve its purchase of almost a quarter of BRF's outstanding stock.

World News

'Pingdemic' puts Britain's food supply under strain

LONDON (Reuters) -British supermarkets said on Thursday that some products were in short supply and petrol stations had been forced to close after the official health app told hundreds of thousands of workers to isolate following contact with someone with COVID-19.