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Bumper soy crop ruled out in Brazil's top grain state amid drought -analyst

14 Nov 2020

SAO PAULO, Nov 13 A "super soybean harvest" is ruled out for the 2020/2021 season in Brazil's biggest grain state, Mato Grosso, as irregular rains cast doubt over yields and the volumes when the crop is ready next year, an analyst with agribusiness consultancy AgRural said on Friday.

Brazil issues rule facilitating U.S. GMO soy imports, ministry says

06 Nov 2020

SAO PAULO Brazil's agriculture ministry has issued a regulation facilitating imports of genetically modified (GMO) soybeans from the United States, it said in a statement in response to questions from Reuters.

Brazil prosecutors file appeal against BHP, Vale dam compensation deal

30 Oct 2020

SAO PAULO Brazilian federal prosecutors on Thursday filed a lawsuit contesting a compensation package for victims from a 2015 collapsed dam jointly owned by mining giants BHP and Vale , arguing that the package is far too low.

Brazil prosecutors file appeal against BHP, Vale dam compensation deal

30 Oct 2020

SAO PAULO, Oct 29 Brazilian federal prosecutors have filed a lawsuit contesting a compensation package for victims from a 2015 collapsed dam jointly owned by mining giants BHP and Vale, arguing that the package is far too low.

Brazil's miner Vale expects stronger iron ore sales in fourth quarter

30 Oct 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian miner Vale SA has recovered its iron ore inventories in the third quarter and will reduce the gap between production and sales in the coming months, potentially bringing relief to a tight global supply for the key steel-making ingredient, company executives said on a Thursday.

Protesters sit-in at Brazil miner Vale dam burst site, demand aid extension

23 Oct 2020

BRUMADINHO, Brazil Roughly 150 demonstrators staged a sit-in at Brazilian miner Vale's administrative building in the town of Brumadinho on Thursday to protest their treatment nearly two years after a deadly mining waste dam collapsed there, killing about 270 people.

Brazilian miner Vale hints at fourth-quarter production boost

20 Oct 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian mining company Vale SA reported on Monday an increase in iron ore output in the third quarter and predicted a further boost in fourth-quarter output at some units, as a number of mines ramp up production or come online.

Fires in cane fields could impact next Brazil sugar season, says group

23 Sep 2020

SAO PAULO/NEW YORK, Sept 23 A series of fires hitting cane fields in Brazil's centre-south region are unlikely to change the outlook for sugar production in the current season, but could impact next year's season, cane industry group Unica said on Wednesday.

Brazil's JBS vows to monitor deforestation through whole cattle supply chain

23 Sep 2020

SAO PAULO JBS SA, the world's top meatpacker, said on Wednesday it plans to combat destruction in the Amazon by monitoring its entire supply chain for deforestation by 2025, as pressure mounts from environmentalists and investors.

Brazil's soy frontier to grow at fastest pace in four years

17 Sep 2020

SAO PAULO, Sept 16 Brazilian farmers in the north and northeast of the country, regions dominated by the Amazon rainforest and Cerrado savanna, are expected to expand their soy fields by more than 6% in the 2020/21 crop season, the fastest rate in four years.

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