Guess who is the main producer of soy beans in Brazil, the country that is the world’s second exporter of oilseed behind the United States?, a Brazilian, no an Argentine group.
According to Folha de Sao Paulo, the Argentine group El Tejar has become the largest producer of soy beans with its 220.000 hectares, mostly in the state of Matto Grosso, Brazil’s main producing state.
Folha de Sao Paulo reports that in the last crop El Tejar planted 220.000 hectares and harvested 673.000 tons of soy thus overtaking Erai Maggi Scheffer from the local Bom Futuro group, also known in Brazil as “Soy king”.
Bom Futuro collected 577.500 tons in the last season which is 14% less that the new ‘kings’.
In over two years El Tejar doubled its production volume in different fields spread out in the state of Matto Grosso totalling 150.000 hectares plus a similar area under lease or contract.
Started in 1987 by family farmers from the province of Buenos Aires, the group currently has operations besides Argentina and Brazil, in Uruguay and Bolivia.
EL Tejar first arrived in Brazil in 2003 and established their working headquarters at Primaver do Leste, which is the capital of Matto Grosso.
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The capital of Mato Grosso is Cuiaba; not Primavera do Leste.Aug 23rd, 2011 - 11:30 am 0