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Soyabean| Planting for this year is 12.2 million hectares up 14% from 2012.

Soyabean| Planting for this year is 12.2 million hectares up 14% from 2012.

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Planting for this year is 12.2 million hectares up 14% from 2012. A bumper crop was expected but in late August and early September soybean growing areas started receiving above normal rainfall, during a critical yield development stage. Therefore, despite the 14 per cent increase in sowing this year, production per hectare has declined 16 per cent from 2012.