Brazil exports soybeans to China and corn to the U.S.

According to an article in The Washington Post, Brazil’s cultivation of the Pantanal is transforming the country into a major exporter of grains.  In a few years, Brazil is expected to surpass the United States as the world’s major grower of soy beans, for which the largest market is in China.  The 2012 corn crop in the United States was heavily damaged by bad weather.   Partly as a result, the United States is now importing corn from Brazil.  Both the United States government and major U.S. agribusinesses are funding agricultural research in Brazil which is helping to make Brazil a major competitor of the United States in agricultural exports.

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