Manitoba farmers planted 2.3 million acres of soybeans in 2017, a 40 per cent increase from 2016 that Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers Executive Director Francois Labelle described as a surprise and one of the highlights of 2017.
Brazilian producers have 73% of the estimated soybean area planted for the 2017/2018 crop. Now, the planting of Brazilian soybeans is no longer behind schedule. The rains that have fallen in all of the main producing regions have allowed the advance of the sowing.
“The combination of more mouths to feed with even faster-growing wealth in the world’s most populous nation has made China a magnet for farm goods, especially from the US, which now sells more of its harvest to China than any other country.”