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August 28, 2012

Brazil’s economy to get welcome boost from farm sector

After a tough first quarter, Brazilian farmers are injecting life back into a stagnant economy at a time when manufacturers and consumers are retrenching.

Agriculture has long been known as the green anchor of Brazil’s economy, now the world’s sixth-largest. One of the world’s breadbaskets, Brazil is a major producer of soybeans, corn, sugar, coffee, oranges and beef, and has invested heavily in the past decade to keep up with surging global demand. Read More

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