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Brazil State Soy Planting Delayed on Insufficient Rain

October 03, 2011

(Corrects third paragraph to say Oct. 8.)

Oct. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Soybean planting in Brazil’s Mato Grosso state, the nation’s biggest producer of the oilseed, has been delayed because of insufficient rain, weather forecaster Somar Meteorologia said.

Some farmers who started planting, representing less than 1 percent of the crop, faced losses because of the dryness and were forced to replant, Somar said today in an e-mailed report.

Although rain is expected in almost all producing regions in coming days, it likely won’t be enough to allow planting to start. Sufficient rain is expected after Oct. 8.

To contact the reporter on this story: Jessica Brice in Sao Paulo at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Jose Sergio Osse at

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