Brazil’s grain harvest in 2020 is estimated at a record of 255.01 million tons, according to an estimate by Consultoria Datagro. The volume represents a 2% increase over last year’s previous record of 250.12 million tons. This result pointed to the Brazilian grain production follows the tenth consecutive increase in area by producers, in addition to the high technological standard adopted and reasonable climatic behavior. “The country confirmed the tenth consecutive increase in area, reaching 65.68 million hectares and a 4% increase over last year’s 63.40 million hectares. And that in turn had grown 2% over the 62.09 million hectares of 2018 ”, said Datagro’s Grain coordinator, Flávio Roberto de França Junior, adding that this sector’s motivation came due to the positive average prices in most of the crops analyzed during 2019. The production of oilseeds (cottonseed, peanuts, rapeseed / canola, sunflower, linseed, castor, soy, babassu-almond and palm-fruit) has an estimated increase of 2% this year, totaling 128.92 million tons, with 122.06 million tons of soy alone. The cereal harvest (rice, oats, rye, barley, beans, corn, sorghum, wheat) and triticale) is estimated by Datagro to be 126.09 million tons, with a less significant advance compared to the previous year, of 1%. Considering the two corn crops produced by Brazil, the cereal has a share of 102.72 million tons in the total volume. This year, sorghum production should increase by 14%, to 2.40 million tons.
Source: Canal Rural