“Argentinian production of soybean is to hit a five-year low of 52 million tonnes in the 2017/18 crop year, as yields are expected to fall 13% to 2.9 tonnes/hectare, according to a weekly market note by the Rosario Board of Trade.”
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.
“Thursday’s USDA supply-demand update pegged the average corn yield at a record high 175.4 bu/acre, up a major 3.6 bu from the October estimate and easily blowing past the average pre-report trade guess that had the yield at just 172.3 bu.”