Combines, cassava planters and cool planes

Brazil’s Agrishow offers a glimpse of farming under the equator.

Agriculture is an important industry in Brazil.

There are roughly 67 million hectares in crop production, or 166 million acres. The major crops are soybeans, corn and sugar cane, which account for 70% of the total crop area. However, the country is also known worldwide for its coffee production, producing roughly 25% of the world’s coffee.

Like any other country, farmers rely on machines to help plant and harvest these crops. While attending the Agrishow in Brazil, I saw their equipment. While some equipment used in Brazil is similar to ours, many types are not available in the U.S.

Scroll through the slideshow above to see equipment combines, cassava planters and some cool planes.

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