Skip to content

Weather Woes May Delay Brazil’s Soybean Harvest to Early January

  • Delays in gathering record crop may push shippers to the U.S.
  • Cash prices for Brazilian soybeans trade below those in U.S.

Brazilian farmers may be slower to harvest what’s expected to be a record soybean crop as excess rain in some regions delays preliminary work in the fields.

Excessive rain and cloudy weather in Mato Grosso, the country’s main growing state, has delayed the application of fungicides and sidelined machines used to dry out the leaves, according to farmers. That has led producers to delay the harvest, initially expected to start unusually early around Christmas, to January.