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USDA lowers Brazil soybean guess slightly


The USDA has lowered its outlook for Brazil’s soybean crop slightly.

The crop is now seen at 155 million tons, 1 million less than in February, towards the high end of pre-report estimates, and considerably larger than most private projections, with CONAB’s update out on the 12th.

This guess was calculated before Brazil’s ongoing soybean harvest reached the halfway mark.

The USDA also raised its export outlook for Brazil to 103 million tons and increased China’s import estimate to 105 million tons.

USDA lowers Brazil soybean guess slightly