Brazil farmers frustrated with soybean planting delays.

Soybean planting reached 20% of the area forecast for the 2017/2018 harvest. Last year, planting was 29% in this period and 19% in the average of five years. The 2017/2018 Brazilian soybean planting season is being described as very variable. While in the southern region of Brazil it is raining, and the farmers accelerate planting, the Central-West region is suffering from irregular rainfall. The unfavorable climate already threatens to damage the second corn crop.