Brazil: Record of grain harvest again

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The Latin American country will produce 210 million tons of grain in the 2015-2016 period. In the previous period (2014-2015) Brazil set a new record with 209.5 million grains. Soybeans will again its flagship product.

Brazil, one of the largest food producers in the world, gather a harvest of 210.3 million tons of grain in the 2015-2016 period, according to forecasts published by an official body.

That volume production would exceed the previous period, in which the country set a new record for a harvest 209.5 million tons of grain, said the National Supply Company (Conab).

That institution said that the area sown in the current period increased 1% compared to the previous and covered a total of 58.5 million hectares.

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As in previous years, the main product is soybeans, which was dedicated 56% of the cultivated area and waiting for a harvest of 101.2 million tons, up 5 million tons to the collection in the period 2014-2015.

For this new crop, Conab also anticipated that there will be a reduction of 1.4% in maize production, which should reach about 83.5 million tons.

Source: EFE