Brazil to plant nearly 100 million acres with soybeans

Brazilian farmers will increase the country's area planted with soybeans to 40 million hectares (98.8m acres) this season from 37.8 million hectares in the previous crop year. | File photo

SAO PAULO, June 21 (Reuters) – Brazilian farmers will increase the country’s area planted with soybeans to 40 million hectares (98.8m acres) this season from 37.8 million hectares in the previous crop year, Bartolomeu Braz, who leads farmer group Aprosoja in the state of Goiás, said on Monday.

Speaking at an event hosted by agribusiness leaders and featuring Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias, he said Brazil intends to keep its lead as the world’s largest producer of the oilseeds.

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