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Brazil’s booming farms reap benefit of weak currency

Posted on 30 August 2013

Carlos Piassi remembers the reaction from other farmers when he started planting a second annual crop at his farm near Uberlândia, in Brazil’s grain belt. No one believed it could be done given the semi-arid region’s relatively short rainy season and long dry winter.
“If you had said you were going to plant a safrinha [the small harvest] here five years ago you were called crazy,” he says at his farm, Fazenda Campo Alegre. The naysayers were wrong. “The safrinha between last year and this has about tripled,” he said………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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