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UPDATE 1-Brazil to drop WTO sugar case against China

May 21 2019

SAO PAULO, May 21 Brazil will no longer seek a panel at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to investigate China's sugar trade policies, the Brazilian government said on Tuesday, smoothing commercial relations with its top trade partner.

Brazil farmers struggle for internet signal as tech floods sector

May 21 2019

SAO PAULO Brazil's lack of reliable internet accessibility in rural areas is an increasingly critical problem for its farmers, as more agricultural equipment arriving on the market is built to be updated online to work at full capacity.

Brazil corn ethanol industry booms as cereal's output nears 100 mln T

May 20 2019

SAO PAULO, May 20 The news back in 2014 of a group of investors launching a project to build Brazil's first ethanol plant based 100% on corn raised eyebrows in a country that had invented a national ethanol program entirely based on sugarcane.

Brazil cane mills swing back to ethanol as sugar recovery fizzles

May 08 2019

SAO PAULO, May 8 Brazilian cane mills appear to have scrapped plans to boost sugar production this year, reverting to a heavy focus on ethanol in a shift from the start of the year, according to millers and analysts.

Brazil cane crush gathers pace after slow start; yields rising

May 07 2019

JABOTICABAL/GUARIBA, Brazil, May 7 Brazil's new sugar and ethanol season has gained speed after a slow start to cane crushing, and initial production data from the fields indicate that volumes could be in the higher end of analysts' forecasts.

Manufacturers run out of cotton harvesters for Brazil for 2019

May 03 2019

RIBEIRAO PRETO, Brazil, May 3 It is only May, but if a Brazilian cotton grower orders a new harvester now to cope with an expected larger crop this year, he will not get it in 2019. The industry has run out of them.

Brazil to reassess minimum guarantee prices for coffee

May 02 2019

SAO PAULO/RIBEIRAO PRETO, Brazil, May 2 Brazil will reassess the methodology used to set the government's minimum guarantee prices for coffee, the Agriculture Ministry said on Thursday.

Startups flock to Brazil's top farm show as sector boosts tech use

May 02 2019

RIBEIRÃO PRETO, Brazil Dozens of technology startups have flocked this week to Agrishow, Latin America's largest farm show, offering services and equipment to help farmers improve productivity as the sector further embraces high tech.

Brazil farm credit uncertainty could hurt machine sales

May 02 2019

RIBEIRAO PRETO, Brazil, May 2 Uncertainty surrounding Brazil's new farm credit package is worrying executives from the world's largest agricultural machine makers since a delay on the definition of the program could hurt their sales.

Brazil's Petrobras details refinery, other asset sale plans

Apr 26 2019

SAO PAULO Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petrobras on Friday for the first time detailed long-awaited plans to sell a series of refineries and other assets as the company focuses on its core oil and gas exploration business.

World News

China ready for further U.S. trade talks, ambassador says

Beijing is ready to resume trade talks with Washington, China's ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai said, as a top U.S. business lobby in China said nearly half its members are seeing non-tariff barrier retaliation in China due to the trade war.