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Brazil ready if China removes tariffs on U.S. soy: minister

Dec 14 2018

BRASILIA Brazil is prepared in the event China removes tariffs on U.S. soy, which had driven down prices for the oilseed in Chicago and driven up the premiums over U.S. prices paid for Brazilian beans, outgoing Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said on Friday.

Brazil soy farmers should be paid to preserve forest -industry group

Dec 13 2018

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA, Dec 13 Abiove, a Brazil-based association of oilseeds traders, is proposing the creation of a fund to reward farmers who can preserve native vegetation on their soy farms in the Cerrado region, Brazil's tropical savanna.

UPDATE 1-Europeans impeding EU-Mercosur trade deal -Brazil farm minister

Dec 12 2018

BRASILIA, Dec 12 Brazil's outgoing Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said on Wednesday that South American trade bloc Mercosur is ready to close a trade agreement with the European Union but it is being held up because the Europeans do not want to close a deal.

Brazil's Amazon rainforest under siege by illegal mines

Dec 11 2018

BRASILIA Environmental enforcement agents deep in the Amazon rainforest swooped down on an illegal mine in a dawn raid in early November, in a campaign to tamp down on such activities that environmental groups say have reached epidemic scale.

Brazil should stay in Paris climate agreement: future environment minister

Dec 11 2018

BRASILIA Brazil's future environment minister under President-elect Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday that the country should stay in the Paris Agreement on climate change, but the world must also respect its autonomy to set its environmental policies.

Exclusive: Brazil's Bolsonaro brokering deal to end trucker, farmer feud

Dec 07 2018

BRASÍLIA Brazil's next government is working to strike a deal between farmers and truckers over minimum freight prices by revising the policy, rather than throwing it out as many have demanded, the country's future infrastructure minister said on Friday.

Exclusive: Brazil to complete key farm roadway by 2021 - incoming minister

Dec 07 2018

BRASILIA Brazil's incoming infrastructure minister said on Friday that President-elect Jair Bolsonaro's government planned to pave key agriculture highway BR-163 by early 2021 before privatizing the operations and maintenance of the road.

Brazil record soy exports to China could expand further -official

Nov 14 2018

BRASILIA, Nov 14 Brazil's record soy exports to China could grow further, an Agriculture Ministry official told Reuters on Wednesday, as the Asian nation's trade war with the United States boosts its demand for South American beans.

Brazil risks Middle East trade with Israel embassy move

Nov 08 2018

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA A proposal by Brazil's next president to relocate its embassy in Israel, following U.S. President Donald Trump's lead, may set off a diplomatic storm in the Muslim world, threatening a key market for the world's largest meat companies.

Bolsonaro adviser recommends congressman for Brazil agriculture minister

Nov 01 2018

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro's top agriculture adviser said on Thursday he had recommended a congressman from a key farm region to become the next agriculture minister for the world's largest soy exporter.

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