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Kory Melby
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July 3 blog update
Much has happened since last blog update. Two  dollars lower in Chicago. Trucker freight rates are still in dispute Freight rates are circa 50% higher. Dollar:Real is trading 3.90:1 Brazil has won 3 games in World Cup Fertilizer is stranded at Paranagua por...
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June 9th blog update
If you would like a copy of my June newsletter, drop me a line at agturbobrazil@yahoo.com. I think I did a pretty good job of summarizing recent events in Brazil. The trucker strike resembled something that looked like an outtake from The Boston Tea Party m...
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May 14 blog
Conab new record high soybean crop, punted on 2nd crop corn, dry weather continues Conab 117 mmt of soybeans. Mato Grosso 32 mmt and NE states of MaPiToBa at 13 mmt made up for small losses in Parana and RGDS from the year record volumes. Land is being prep...
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April 18 blog update
Exciting month eh? USDA crop report, and China tariff talks gave the soybean market a heart attack  March 29, April 2 and 4th. Argentine soy crop seems to be 18 mmt light. Where would we be trading today with a bumper ARG crop? I find it funny that all thos...
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March 18 update
I will not be attending the Lucas do Rio Verde ag show this year. I will be attending the Ribeirao Preto, Sao Paulo ag show this year. April 30-May 5th. I will send out a special May newsletter after that trip. The soybean market has been tracking as to my ...
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Feb 18th blog
Hi everyone, The past two weeks have been kinda exciting. The trucking crisis on BR 163 lasted only one week compared to one month last year. The military helped a lot there. A few spots received too much rain and caused some soybeans to sprout and mold. No...
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Feb 1 update and Amazon rains
Hello all, Happy New Year Carnival is early this year. Feb 9th-14th It always rains during Carnival. The Brazil soy crop has been getting bigger in December and January. Some say 114 mmt. It very well could be. Given the forecast for the next 2 weeks, I wil...
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Nov 26th blog update
Everything is peachy. Nice general rains from time to time. There are a few problem spots, but in the whole scheme of things, minor. Argentina sure has had their share of problems. The past two years were floods. A very cool spring time with snow. Lately Co...
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Nov 4 blog update
In memory of Andre Luft. I learned yesterday a day a friend of mine had passed away. I cannot say we were close. We kept in touch and Andre would help me from time to time with a project or tour etc. Andre was a giant of a man. He was almost 7 feet tall. Ge...
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Oct 8th blog update
The clock is ticking High and dry in Cerrado states and too much rain in southern Brazil. It is too soon to kill the BR crop. It is difficult to bet against the new soy seed technology. We have seen many times the past two years where we have an early dry s...
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