On the outside, Brazilian ag may have many similarities to farms in the U.S. But a closer inspection may reveal big differences in management and size. On a recent Farm Futures tour of Brazil, Senior Editor Bryce Knorr visited Parana, Brazil's main ag production hub. While there, he examined animal and grain farms, highlighting the farm management practices that many operators undertake to make a Brazilian farm work.
In part four of a five-part series, Knorr reviews his visit to a seed processor's field day and a custom harvested farm.
At the links below, read in-depth recaps of the Brazilian tour from Bryce Knorr and James Thompson, or check your February issue of Farm Futures.
Part One - Farm Futures tour examining Brazil's booming industry
Part Two - How Brazilian farmers navigate environmental restrictions
Part Three - Brazilian farmers also grow corn, but not without unique challenges
Part Four - Brazilian logistics are changing
Part Five - Soil and agricultural practices vary widely across this vast land