By the end of April the harvesting of first round soy beans will start. A record harvest is expected in Uruguay as the area used for the cultivation of soy beans has never been as big as this year (approx. 1.3 million hectares). Besides that the climatic conditions were relatively favourable for the cultivation of this crop with sufficient rainfall during the summer. In May and June second round soy beans will also be harvested. After that this year´s results will be known and published.