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Montevideo, May 22nd 2019 - 04:54 UTC

Tag: agriculture Brazil

  • Thursday, November 1st 2018 - 06:56 UTC

    Brazilian ministers object Bolsonaro's plans to merge Agriculture and Environment

    Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said the move would cause losses to Brazil's farm trade as EU countries, have pushed Brazil to protect the environment

    Brazil’s environment and agriculture ministers on Wednesday criticized President-elect Jair Bolsonaro’s plans to merge their departments, saying it would hurt the country’s agenda on both fronts. Bolsonaro has pledged to roughly halve the number of existing ministries in an effort to reduce bureaucracy and government bloat. He also vowed to merge the planning, finance and industry ministries into one super ministry.

  • Monday, December 14th 2015 - 08:17 UTC

    Brazil's harvest for 2016 estimated at 209.3 million tons, slight drop from 2015

     The harvest includes 101.5 million tons of soybeans; 28.8 million tons of corn and 12.2 million tons of rice.

    Brazil's harvest in 2016 will reach 209.3 million tons, which is 0.5% less than in 2015 according to the estimates from the Brazilian stats institute, IBGE. The fall is related to less crops of oilseeds, cereals and legumes in the centre west of the vast country, which is also the main farming area, as well as in the north.