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Brazilian Ag Ministry Expecting Record Results for Major Crops in 2013

16 October 2013

BRAZIL - The production of major crops in Brazil must provide a record result this year, according to a survey conducted by the National Supply Company (Conab), under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA). Products such as soy, rice and beans are among the highlights of the season, in addition to to 195.5 million tons of grain.

In the Midwest, where the soybean crop stands, the estimated production of oilseeds should expand by 9.6 per cent compared to the previous year, totaling 41.7 million tons. Of this total, the state of Mato Grosso produces 61.6 per cent, with an expected harvest of 25.7 million tons.

The Rio Grande do Sul, the largest rice producer in the country accounts for 70 per cent of the Brazilian crop and is expected to harvest in 2013/14 a volume of 8.1 million tons of grain, up 2.6 per cent over the same period last year.

The production of the first crop of beans could potentially increase up to 29 per cent compared to the 2012/13 harvest, amounting to 1.24 million tons. ministry has highlighted its prediction for increased production in the Northeast between 81.5 per cent and 86.7 per cent, reaching 172,700 tons.

"I'm very optimistic about the results in relation to financing obtained, which shows the larger interest of producers to invest more in their crops," said Secretary of Agricultural Policy Neri Geller.

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