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Is Brazil the reservoir of future agricultural productive capacity?

The following article was published by Dorvers, CattleNnetwork and refers to the agriculture potential of Latin America and Mercosur’s largest economy, Brazil. The column sources are Daryll E. Ray and Harwood D. Schaffer, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.) Back in 2001, we estimated that Brazil could bring 200 to 300 million acres of land into agricultural production—an area equal to the US acreage involved in major crop production. Two years later the, USDA Foreign…