Corn, Bean and Grazing Land after Tobacco Harvest Program

19 . MAY . 2021 Releases

May 2021 – The farmers who have adhered to the winter crop, within the Corn, Bean and Grazing Land after Tobacco Harvest Program, were benefited by the high value of the grains this year. This is demonstrated by the survey conducted by the Interstate Tobacco Industry Union (SindiTabaco), entity that promotes the crop diversification program in South Brazil.

The area devoted to corn, bean and soybean soared 22% in the South Region, compared with last year, reaching 144,222 hectares. On the other hand, the area devoted to grazing land dropped 27%, to 25,572 hectares. Due to weather conditions, productivity rates dropped 34% on average, resulting into a total crop production volume of 580,442 tons.

The estimated extra revenue amounts to R$ 933 million, representing a variation of 47% from the 2020 result, when the farmers earned R$ 634.2 million from the cultivation of grains and grazing land. Among the several states, extra revenue amounted to R$ 368 million for the farmers in Rio Grande do Sul, in 2021 (R$ 297.4 million in 2020). In Santa Catarina, revenue soared from R$ 205.2 million in 2020 to R$ 374 million in 2021; and in the State of Paraná, this increase rose from R$ 131.5 million to R$ 191 million.

In the evaluation of SindiTabaco president Iro Schünke, the numbers of the program attest to the importance of cultivating a second crop. “Diversification is always a good option for the farmers, as it makes it possible for them to earn money from different activities. In 2021, we observed a preference of the farmers for the cultivation of grains to the detriment of grazing lands, which resulted into higher earnings, and the credit goes to the good moment these commodities are experiencing within Brazilian agribusiness”, the executive officer comments.

Know More – This initiative is conducted by the SindiTabaco, with support from entities that represent the farmers and the governments of the states of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and Paraná. One of the advantages consists in the reduction of the production costs for producing grains, as these crops take advantage of residual fertilizer, and there could also be a reduction in the cost to produce protein with the use of corn as an essential component of cattle feed. Other benefits include soil protection and an interruption to the proliferating cycle of pests and weeds.

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