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UPDATE 1-Brazil's SLC expects good grain crop despite planting delays

Oct 28 2020

SAO PAULO, Oct 28 Brazil's SLC Agrícola is poised to harvest a good grain crop despite planting delays in the 2020/2021 cycle driven by a drought earlier in the season, a company executive said.

UPDATE 2-Meat plants operated by Brazil's BRF and Marfrig cleared to resume sales to China

Oct 23 2020

SAO PAULO, Oct 23 Beijing has authorized two Brazilian meat processing facilities to resume sales to China, Brazil's Agriculture Ministry said on Friday, a decision announced after they were banned over coronavirus concerns earlier this year.

Brazil cautious about importing soy even after tariff cut, analysts say

Oct 19 2020

SAO PAULO, Oct 19 Brazil's suspension of soy tariffs has yet to significantly boost imports of the oilseed despite a lack of inventories, analysts told Reuters, as the market reacted cautiously due to the high cost of imports.

Soaring Amazon deforestation splits Brazil's agriculture lobby

Sep 28 2020

SAO PAULO Brazil's biggest lobby group for soy farmers Aprosoja has broken ties with the Brazil Agribusiness Association (Abag) over its support for an initiative calling on the Brazilian government to rein in soaring deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.

CORRECTED-Brazil's Marfrig plans 43% reduction in direct emissions by 2035, executive says

Sep 23 2020

SAO PAULO, Sept 22 Marfrig Global Foods , the world’s largest hamburger producer in the world, said it expects to achieve a 43% reduction in direct emissions from its meatpacking process and energy consumption by 2035, a company executive told Reuters.

Indigenous protest over COVID-19 resumes on Brazilian grain highway

Aug 20 2020

SAO PAULO Indigenous protesters on Thursday blocked a key Brazilian grain highway in the Amazon state of Para, the federal highway police said, resuming a protest that halted trucks carrying corn earlier in the week.

Brazil wheat farmers brace for record 2020 harvest, analysts say

Jul 31 2020

SAO PAULO, July 31 The Brazilian wheat crop has the potential to surpass 7 million tonnes this year and reach a record, provided the weather remains favorable throughout the cycle that has just begun, according to analysts interviewed by Reuters.

Brazil meatpackers declare exports free from coronavirus at China's request

Jun 23 2020

SAO PAULO Brazilian meat processors JBS SA, BRF, Minerva and Marfrig have signed declarations at the request of Chinese authorities, saying their exports are free of the novel coronavirus, according to company sources and a statement.

Brazil's Minerva, Marfrig and JBS cleared to export beef into Thailand

May 26 2020

SAO PAULO JBS SA, Marfrig Global Foods, Minerva Foods and two other Brazilian meatpackers have won approval to export beef into Thailand.

Marfrig, Minerva's Brazil cattle processing plants operational despite COVID-19 cases

May 21 2020

SAO PAULO Brazilian meat producers Marfrig Global Foods and Minerva SA have registered coronavirus cases among workers in cattle processing plants this week but the units are still operational, the companies said.

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