Soy bean harvesting

Soy bean harvesting is still in full swing at the beginning of May. Since four weeks farmers in Uruguay have been harvesting soy beans. Climate was very stable in these weeks and there have not been too many problems in accessing the land or in logistics. Yields so far have been very good with a national average of 2,800 kg per hectare. There are some regional differences, but in general the abundant rainfall in summer was beneficial for most crops. Only crops planted in the second half of December may have suffered a bit from a dry period at the end of 2013 and the start of 2014. This year will probably see a new record in total and average yield of soy beans in Uruguay.