James Thompson

Brazil Expands Biodiesel
Roberto Kitagawa says he might have planted soybeans this year if there had been more orientation about biodiesel. As
Is Land Reform Unfair?
Early on March 14, militants invaded the nearly 5,000-acre Canhambola Farm, which had been in the Andrade family for
Waiting For St. Peter
When he's not greeting happy souls at the Pearly Gates, Saint Peter, to many Brazilian farmers, is responsible for
In late July, the crushers and the grain exporters associations here said they were instituting a two-year ban on
Brazil Props Up Soy Prices
Roberto Tardivo says he'll keep those last 250-or-so acres of soybeans he still grows, but you get the idea their days
Signs of smaller Brazilian bean crop surface
Reduced fertilizer purchases may lead to a smaller ‘07 Brazilian bean crop. Brazilian fertilizer deliveries for this
On-Farm Storage Issues 2
I don't know how many farms I have visited in Brazil, but it's safe to say few of them have on-farm storage. When they
The Bin Is Half Empty
Or is it half full? That will depend on the way you look at it, of course. Brazil is a nation as large as our 48
Blame Beans?
Are soybeans destroying the Amazon? Well, no. Okay, yes. Sort of. Indirectly. It depends on who you listen to. Soybean
Haves And Have-Nots
The audience was hostile and when I was done speaking they didn't question my numbers, but instead my basic
Soybean Acres Down 5-10%
Estimates of planting intentions for Brazil by both the U.S. and the Brazilian governments have been lowered this year.
Cutback In Bean Acres
This week, farmers are starting to plant, or at least getting seriously ready for it. The big question is how much will
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions
Farmers around the town of Primavera do Leste, typically the first in the nation to get their beans in the ground in
Scandal Shakes Brazil's Economy
A votes-for-money scandal has shaken the administration's foundations here in Brazil, putting most of the economy in a
2005 In Brazil: Annus Horribilis
It's winter in Brazil now; time to take stock of the last crop year. And it ain't a pretty picture for Brazilian

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