Bloomberg Anywhere Remote Login Bloomberg Terminal Demo Request


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Bloomberg Customers

Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul Soybeans Benefit From Rain

Soybean farmers in Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul state, the country’s third-largest producer, are benefiting from rain in the South American country, said the state crop-forecasting agency.

“Soybean crop conditions are very good at this moment,” Alencar Paulo Rugeri, technical director for Emater, said today in a telephone interview from Porto Alegre, Brazil. “La Nina is not as strong as we had expected.”

La Nina, as the cyclical cooling of equatorial Pacific Ocean waters is known, is causing global weather changes, including dryness in parts of Brazil. Brazil’s soybean harvest, which started this week, runs through May.

Adequate rainfalls have occurred in most producing areas of Rio Grande do Sul except for the southern part of the state, which represents 7 percent of its output, Rugeri said.

Rio Grande do Sul, which accounts for 12 percent of Brazil’s output, is expected to produce 8.52 million metric tons this year, Brazil’s agriculture ministry said in a report today. Last year, the state harvested 10.2 million tons.

Mato Grosso state and Parana are the country’s first- and second-largest producers, respectively.

Soybean futures for March delivery fell 12.5 cents, or 0.9 percent, to $13.8100 a bushel at 1:39 p.m. New York time on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.