Cargill, Dreyfus Halt Brazil Soy Plants as Margins Vanish

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  • Too few soybeans to meet export commitments, needs of crushers
  • Profit also hurt as chicken producers buy less soy-based feed

Cargill Inc. and Louis Dreyfus Co. are among the companies that have stopped some processing of soybeans in Brazil, the world’s biggest exporter of the commodity, amid a domestic shortage and vanishing profit margins.

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