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Montevideo, September 26th 2023 - 14:45 UTC

Tag: Mato Grosso

  • Tuesday, July 12th 2022 - 19:32 UTC

    Brazilian record corn crop stored in the open; 11 million tons of soybeans remain unsold

    At the end of May, about 11 million tons of soybeans were still in the hands of Brazilian farmers, up from 5.5 million a year earlier

    Warehouses in Brazil are still full of soybeans, harvested just a few months before corn. In the state of Mato Grosso, soybean production was high this season, but at the same time sales are slower than usual, leaving warehouses with no space for corn, according to Cleiton Gauer, superintendent of the Mato Grosso Institute of Agricultural Economics (IMEA).

  • Monday, March 8th 2021 - 08:55 UTC

    Brazilian state of Mato Grosso admits its hospital network has collapsed

    The health authorities of Mato Grosso said in a statement that 59 patients needing intensive care beds have been turned away from the state's hospitals

    Brazilian state of Mato Grosso, the largest grain producer in the country, announced on Sunday that its hospital network has begun to collapse, as there is a lack of intensive care beds due to the increasing number of patients suffering from COVID-19.

  • Thursday, January 21st 2021 - 08:57 UTC

    Sao Paulo and Mato Grosso concentrated 42% of Brazilian beef exports in 2020

    Twenty years ago São Paulo accounted for 65% of the exported beef volume and Mato Grosso accounted a mere 5% in 2000

    The states of Sao Paulo and Mato Grosso led Brazilian beef exports in 2020, a record year for the country with total sales of 2,016 million tons. Data from SECEX (the Brazilian foreign-trade secretariat) compiled by ABRAFRIGO (the Brazilian meatpackers association) point out that São Paulo shipments totaled 439,900 tons, or 21.8% of the total, while shipments from Mato Grosso reached 407,700 tons or 20.2% of the total.

  • Tuesday, June 4th 2019 - 09:40 UTC

    Brazil halts exports of beef: case of “atypical” mad cow disease

    The Brazilian agriculture ministry on Friday reported the case of atypical mad cow disease in a 17-year-old cow in Mato Grosso state.

    Brazil has temporarily halted beef exports to China following an atypical case of mad cow disease in leading farm state Mato Grosso, the agriculture ministry said on Monday. China, Brazil's largest beef importer by sales, spent US$1.5 billion on Brazilian beef last year, totalling 322,400 tons or almost 20% of all shipments, according to local beef exporters association Abiec.

  • Saturday, November 24th 2018 - 09:10 UTC

    Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest reaches highest level in a decade

    Satellite images through the end of July 2018 showed that 7,900sqkms of forest were cleared in the Amazon, equivalent to more than half the territory of Jamaica

    The destruction of Brazil's Amazon rainforest reached its highest level in a decade this year, government data released on Friday showed, driven by illegal logging and the encroachment of agriculture in the jungle.

  • Thursday, November 22nd 2018 - 09:19 UTC

    Brazil's future agriculture minister does not discard dumping Mercosur

    Tereza Cristina complained that the import of milk and rice was ruining small farms in Brazil

    Tereza Cristina, tapped by President-elect Jair Bolsonaro to head Brazil's Agriculture Ministry, said on Wednesday the country could decide to abandon the Mercosur trade bloc if it failed to address inequality.

  • Wednesday, November 21st 2018 - 08:32 UTC

    Brazilian farmers in Mato Grosso satisfied with the soybean planting progress

    Soybean crop conditions in Mato Grosso remain good with optimal weather in both the planting season and early development stage

    Brazil's Mato Grosso farmers are happy about their soybean planting progress this year, as they have finished sowing almost 90% of their soybean acres and are expecting an early harvest at the end of December.

  • Wednesday, September 19th 2018 - 08:44 UTC

    Brazilian farmers encouraged by moisture conditions to plant soy and corn

    Producers in Mato Grosso were quick to plant as soon as the soy seeding ban - a measure adopted each year to reduce soy rust outbreaks - ended on Sept. 15

    Brazilian farmers sped up soy and corn plantings this week for the country’s next grain crop, under favorable weather conditions and a positive market outlook, despite a sharp fall in soybean futures in Chicago on Tuesday. Soybean planting in Brazil’s second-largest producing state of Paraná reached 9% of the expected final area this week, up 8 percentage points from last week and compared to only 1 percent at this time last year, as ample soil moisture allowed for a quick start of fieldwork.

  • Tuesday, June 26th 2018 - 08:51 UTC

    Brazil's second corn crop lower, but export forecast remains at 28m tons

    Agroconsult kept a forecast for corn exports at 28 million tons despite uncertainty related to freight truck prices

    Consultancy Agroconsult lowered its forecast for Brazil's so-called second corn crop to 55.2 million tons on Monday but left its export projection unchanged after a survey of fields in four states affected by planting delays and a drought. Agroconsult had estimated last month that the second crop, which farmers are currently harvesting, would total 57 million tons.

  • Friday, May 4th 2018 - 08:21 UTC

    Brazilian Agriculture minister formally accused of 2009 bribery scheme

    Prosecutor General Raquel Dodge filed charges at the Supreme Court against Minister Blairo Maggi

    Brazilian prosecutors filed charges against the country’s Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi on Wednesday, accusing him of orchestrating a bribery scheme in 2009 when he was governor of Mato Grosso state. Prosecutor General Raquel Dodge filed charges at the Supreme Court, according to a written statement from the federal prosecutor’s office.

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