Brazil soybeans lose protein, China sales at risk

SAO PAULO, (Reuters) – The protein content in Brazilian soybeans fell for the first time in four harvests in 2018, according to preliminary government data, a development that has already cost Brazilian companies business with top buyer China. Declining protein levels in Brazil, the world’s top soybean supplier, spell trouble for exporters who are faced […] Read more

Chinese demand pushes Arlon’s Brazil freight unit grain shipments 18%

SAO PAULO – Freight company Sotran SA Logistica e Transporte, a unit of U.S.-based Arlon Group in Brazil, expects its grain shipments to rise 18 percent this year due to Chinese demand for Brazilian soybeans and a strong dollar, an executive said. A trade spat between the United States and China supported demand for grain […] Read more