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"The Itiquira Terminal today ships more than 4 million tons of soybeans and corn per year in Mato Grosso -. We expect this year [2013] we will complete that effort in full, that is, filled with this terminal working at capacity. With this [the Ferronorte project], we gained additional momentum, gained more strength to work."

Dirceu Dias Pereira, business manager of All Logística on the conclusion and the entry into operation of the Ferronorte Itiquira Terminal, an important project for the shipment of grain production in the Center-West of Brazil.

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"Next season, we intend to continue the same levels of output. We believe that the commitment reflected in the Agricultural Plan, to have price equalization auctions, before planting the crops in order to ensure that producers marketing their crops will have prices based on estimated costs, is an excellent initiative that has our support. "

Sergio De Marco, president of the Brazilian Chamber of the Cotton Productive Chain on the Federal Government's incentive policies for the sector, announced in 2007 during Lula's mandate.

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"This makes us very happy. It is a sign that the cooperative system is gaining a more and more important place in the national agricultural scenario. The increase in funding for the movement reflects this precisely; after all, today about 50% of all that is produced in Brazil is, to a certain extent, produced by a cooperative. "

Renato Nobile, superintendent of the Organization of Brazilian Cooperatives (OCB), referring to the 20% increase in specific credit lines for cooperatives.



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"Our country has made ​​significant strides in building a sustainable development standard. It is possible for a country to grow. It is possible that such a country that grows also distributes income. And it is possible that this country that grows, and distributes income, also is inclusive, that  it is a country that preserves and protects the environment."

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One of the world’s largest economies and a global agribusiness leader, Brazil has become increasingly committed to meeting the growing demand for food in the country and the world. But it’s not enough just to produce more — we must do so in a sustainable manner. Because of this, Brazilian agricultural research, headed by Embrapa, invests in developing not only efficient systems but also those that are more sustainable economically, socially and environmentally.

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The Agricultural and Livestock Plan 2014/2015 strengthens support for sustainable agribusiness. Individual credit for Low Carbon Agriculture has a limit of R$ 3 — independent of other loans — in the case of funding for planting commercial forests. A total of R$ 4.5 billion is available for this specific line of credit. The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply expects to increase forested areas from 6 million to 9 million hectares by 2020, reducing the emission of 8 million to 10 million tons of CO2 equivalent.

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The Harvest Plan 2014/2015 provides some R$ 4.5 billion in funding to finance actions such as preservation and restoration of permanent preservation areas and legal reserves, implementation of organic farming systems and reduction of deforestation by expanding agricultural activities and agroforestry in degraded areas or those undergoing recovery.

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