SAO PAULO Feb 20 The Brazilian government has
no available money to replenish depleted public stocks of food
and will not buy staples such as grains anytime soon, despite
an expected record crop this year, Agriculture Minister Blairo
Maggi said on Monday.
Maggi told reporters in Sao Paulo that an exception
regarding government actions in the sector was intervention in
the corn market, where the government decided to use part of
reduced public corn stocks to ease a supply tightness in some
Northeast states impacted by drought.
(Reporting by Gustavo Bonato; Writing by Marcelo Teixeira;
Editing by Leslie Adler)