Home / News

9083 19/11/2021
SLC Agrícola invests in Crop-Livestock Integration to increase productivity and reduce carbon footprint

In order to continue its efforts to increase the production of grains and fibers in a sustainable way, SLC Agrícola operates in the Crop-Livestock Integration (ILP) with a combination of initiatives and strategies in order to contribute to increasing crop productivity, in addition to expand the positive environmental impacts by increasing the absorption of carbon by the soil, via an increase in the levels of organic matter.

READ MORE
9083 19/11/2021
SLC Agrícola achieves record results in the 3rd quarter

SLC Agrícola, one of the largest grain and fiber producers in Brazil, recorded net income of 113.7 million reais in the third quarter, up 2.4% in 3Q21 and 33.0% in 9M21 over the same period last year.

READ MORE
9083 19/11/2021
SLC Agrícola’s Education Project is recognized with the ESARH Award

SLC Agrícola, one of the world’s largest producers of grains and fibers, received yet another recognition for its investment in the training and development of its collaborators. Encontro Sul-Americano de Recursos Humanos [South American Human Resources Conference] (ESARH) granted the Company the ESARH Award, in the Projects category – People Management Modality, for the “Inclusive Education: continuous learning to challenge and transform” case. The award has been given by ESARH for over 40 years and recognizes the best practices in human resources with a commitment to disseminating knowledge and improving the work of organizations.

READ MORE
9083 12/11/2021
Cotton production in the 2020/21 harvest in Mata Grosso reaches 277.6 @/ha

The Mato Grosso Agribusiness Economic Institute (Imea) has consolidated cotton yields for the state’s 2020/21 harvest. A production of 277.68 @/ha of cottonseed hulls was confirmed, a 0.49% drop in relation to the previous report and a 9.46% decrease in relation to the previous harvest.

READ MORE
9083 10/11/2021
Embrapa Cerrados presents results of study on reducing weed infestations in soybean crops

A study from Embrapa Cerrados, a branch of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation located in the Federal District, showed that the intercropping of grains with forage grasses is capable of reducing the incidence of weed infestations in soybean crops. After using these systems in two harvests, a reduction of up to 87% of in the dry weight of these invasive species was observed. The employment of this technique also resulted in an increase of 8% in the average productivity of oleaginous plants. These results suggest that forage grasses, in addition to being used as soil cover, may also be inserted into intercropping systems or planted in succession as a strategy for sustainable intensification of an agricultural system.

READ MORE
9083 10/11/2021
SLC Agrícola part of program for “ESG in Agribusiness”

SLC Agrícola, one of the world’s main producers of grains and fibers will be included in the program for the “ESG in Agribusiness – A decade of regeneration” event which will take place on Wednesday, November 10th, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The event is free and will be held in a virtual format on YouTube. SLC Agrícola is one of the event’s partners will participate in the third panel, “ESG Dimensions in Agribusiness”, at 7:00 p.m. with Álvaro Dilli, Human Resources and Sustainability Director, representing the company.

READ MORE
9083 03/11/2021
SLC Agrícola celebrates 10 years of RTRS certification for responsible and sustainable soy production

SLC Agrícola, one of the world’s largest grain and fiber producers, has always been aligned with sustainable practices and voluntary certifications for sustainable agriculture, which are a way of reaffirming its commitment to the environment and the community. Among the certifications is the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS) – granted by the international non-profit association that promotes the growth of production, trade and use of responsible soy. The system ensures environmentally correct, socially adequate and economically viable productions.

READ MORE
9083 26/10/2021
Breast cancer is the subject of a talk given at the Quality of Life Program

The 2021 Quality of Life Program continued on October 21, with the talk entitled “Early diagnosis awareness and breast health care”, led by Beatriz Moser, breast cancer survivor, technical volunteer at Instituto da Mama do Rio Grande do Sul (Imama) and oncology nutritionist. The talk was made possible through a partnership between SLC Agrícola and Tama, a company that provides packaging for cotton bales, through the Cotton for Life Campaign.

READ MORE
9083 22/10/2021
SLC Agrícola wins the Top Ser Humano Award

SLC Agrícola, one of the world’s largest producers of grains and fibers, has always invested in the training and development of its collaborators. In recognition of these actions, the company was awarded the Top Ser Humano Award – 2020/21 edition, in the Organization category, held by the Associação Brasileira de Recursos Humanos [Brazilian Human Resources Organization] – Rio Grande do Sul region (ABRH-RS), which recognizes organizations that value human beings as a strategic competitive advantage for the growth of people and companies. The company was awarded for the “Inclusive Education: continuous learning to challenge and transform” case.

READ MORE
9083 22/10/2021
Cotton production in Brazil may grow by 15.5% in the 2021/2022 harvest

The consulting firm Safras & Mercados projected that the Brazilian cotton plume production area should grow 15.5% in the 2021/2022 harvest, compared to the previous period, from 2.38 million to 2.75 million tons.

READ MORE
9083 22/10/2021
Brazilian cotton: going beyond the borders of the world

The 2020/21 cotton harvest officially ended in September. Now, the fiber goes to processing. According to data from Companhia Nacional de Abastecimento (Conab), the 2020/21 harvest should reach 2.35 million tons. Brazil is among the five largest producers in the world, along with China, India, the United States and Pakistan. The country is also among the biggest exporters and went from fourth to second place in exports in the last 10 years.

READ MORE
9083 19/10/2021
Over 90% of the 2020/21 soy harvest has been sold

The sale of the 2020/21 harvest of Brazilian soy reached 90.8% of the production expected by October 8. It is still below the average of 91.5% of the last 5 years, according to a survey by the DATAGRO consultancy firm.

READ MORE
9083 14/10/2021
Cotton production in Brazil may grow by 15.5% in the 2021/2022 harvest

The consulting firm Safras & Mercados projected that the Brazilian cotton plume production area should grow 15.5% in the 2021/2022 harvest, compared to the previous period, from 2.38 million to 2.75 million tons.

READ MORE
9083 13/10/2021
CEO of SLC Agrícola participates in debate about the carbon market

This Thursday (10/07), the CEO of SLC Agrícola, Aurélio Pavinato participated in the LIVE VIDEO organized by the program Planeta Campo, on Canal Rural. “Challenges and opportunities in the carbon market” was the theme of the conversation that also featured José Angelo Mazzilo, deputy secretary of agricultural policy at the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (Mapa) and Caroline Perestrelo, executive superintendent of the agro corporate of Santander.

READ MORE
9083 08/10/2021
SLC Agrícola creates a pilot project for a Smart Yard at Fazenda Paiaguás (MT)

SLC Agrícola is developing a pilot project at Fazenda Paiagúas (MT) called Smart Yard, to implement improvements in the process of storing, block-stacking and shipping cotton bales. The objective is to turn manual tasks and processes into digital ones, using more technology at work, making it more efficient, with lower costs and traceability throughout the […]

READ MORE
9083 08/10/2021
For the first time, soy could reach 40 million hectares planted

This Thursday (9/30), the National Opening of Soy Planting – 2021/22 harvest took place. During the event, the analysis made by the Safras & Mercados consultancy firm was presented, which points to an increase in the planted area of the crop in Brazil by 40 million hectares for the first time, attracting international attention.

READ MORE
9083 07/10/2021
SLC Agrícola is recognized for the 4th consecutive year by the “As Melhores da Dinheiro” award

For the fourth consecutive year, SLC Agrícola, one of the world’s largest producers of grains and fibers, won the “As Melhores da Dinheiro” award in the Agribusiness category. Recognition is given by IstoÉ Dinheiro magazine, by Editora Três. The 18th edition of the award took place on Tuesday (10/5).

READ MORE
9083 01/10/2021
SLC Agrícola is champion in the Agribusiness category of the Época Negócios 360º yearbook for the second consecutive year

SLC Agrícola, one of the world’s largest producers of grains and fibers, received yet another recognition for its performance. The company is champion in the Agribusiness category of the 10th edition of the Época Negócios 360º yearbook. This is the second consecutive year that the company has received this distinction. The survey is carried out in partnership with Fundação Dom Cabral and evaluates over 400 companies from 25 sectors.

READ MORE
9083 27/09/2021
SLC Agrícola stands out for its Human Resources

SLC Agrícola, one of the world’s largest producers of grains and fibers, is on the list of the 100 most inspiring HRs in the Gupy Destaca Award, which values initiatives that inspire the future of work.

READ MORE
9083 21/09/2021
Soy breaks a new record and reaches 133.8 million tons

The Brazilian soybean harvest reached 133.8 million tons in August, setting a new record, with a 0.3% increase compared to the previous month’s estimate and 10.1% compared to the 2020 harvest with its harvest already concluded, according to data from the Levantamento Sistemático da Produção Agrícola [Systematic agricultural production survey] (LSPA), released on September 9 by Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE).

READ MORE
9083 17/09/2021
About 30% of cotton from the 2020/21 harvest has already been processed

Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Algodão [Brazilian Association of Cotton Producers] (Abrapa) estimated that the 2020/21 cotton harvest processing in Brazil reached 30% on September 2, compared to 26% in the previous week.

READ MORE
9083 15/09/2021
SLC Agrícola launches campaign to encourage donations to Banco de Alimentos do Rio Grande do Sul [Food bank in Rio Grande do Sul]

SLC Agrícola, through Instituto SLC, is engaged in the fight against hunger. After donating 180 tons of food in the eight states where it operates, it now wants to join forces with the community of Rio Grande do Sul to together help Banco de Alimentos do Rio Grande do Sul get food to families in socially vulnerable situations.

READ MORE
9083 09/09/2021
Partnership aims to increase the share of cotton in world trade

The Brazilian Cotton Producers Association (Abrapa) has renewed its partnership with the Brazilian Export and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex) to increase the share of cotton in world trade through the “Cotton Brazil” project. The association plans to make Brazil the world’s largest cotton exporter by 2030.

READ MORE
9083 09/09/2021
SLC Agrícola wins “A Granja of the Year” award

SLC Agrícola, one of the world’s largest producers of grains and fibers, has been recognized for its corn cultivation efforts, winning the “A Granja of the Year” award, one of Brazil’s preeminent awards in the agribusiness sector, in the Corn Producer category. During the 2020/2021 crop, the company sold 663,000 tons of corn.

READ MORE
9083 02/09/2021
Conab estimates new record crop thanks to better climate

Brazil’s National Supply Company (Conab) predicts a new record grain crop. The expected increase in 2021/22 should be 289.6 million tons, 14% more than in the previous season. According to Conab, Brazil’s grain production was boosted by favorable climate changes and higher investments by farmers in their crops on account of high prices. Soybean, corn, rice, beans and cotton account for almost 95% of Brazil’s total grain production.

READ MORE
9083 01/09/2021
SLC Agrícola wins Incredible Places to Work Awards for second straight year

SLC Agrícola, one of the world’s largest producers of grains and fibers, received for the second straight year one of the most important recognitions in People Management: the Incredible Places to Work Awards sponsored by the business school Fundação Instituto de Administração (FIA) in partnership with UOL. The award recognizes Brazilian companies with the highest employee satisfaction rates, and SLC Agrícola was included in the ranking formed by 120 large companies.

READ MORE
9083 31/08/2021
CEO of SLC discusses 2021/22 crop year in Resenha Safras & Mercado program

On August 25, Aurélio Pavinato, the CEO of SLC Agrícola, participated in the Resenha Safras & Mercado program, available on YouTube. During a chat with Lessandro Carvalho and Dylan Pasqua, journalists from Agência Safras, Paulo Molinari and Luiz Fernando Gutierrez Roque, consultants, and Marco Antônio dos Santos, an agrometeorologist at Rural Clima, Pavinato evaluated the planting prospects during the summer crop that is just beginning.

READ MORE
9083 30/08/2021
SLC Agrícola innovation investments lead to its inclusion in Ranking 100 Open Startups 2021

SLC Agrícola, one of the world’s largest producers of grains and fibers, was included for the first time in the Ranking 100 Open Startups compiled by the business platform Open Startups, which fosters innovation and entrepreneurism by forging relations between startups and large companies. In addition to being included in the ranking, SLC Agrícola also figured among the TOP 5 in agribusiness. The award recognizes those companies most engaged in open innovation in Brazil.

READ MORE
9083 26/08/2021
Soybean, corn and cotton prices in Brazil rise 70% in 1H21

Commodities key to Brazilian exports registered strong increases in the first half of 2021 compared to the same period last year, according to a study by the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA).

READ MORE
9083 19/08/2021
Brazil exports 2.4 million tons of cotton

The Brazilian Cotton Producers Association (Abrapa) announced the country’s cotton exports for the period from August 2020 to July 2021. According to the association, the country exported 2.4 million tons of the fiber, or 23% more than in the prior-year crop year, setting a new all-time high.

READ MORE
9083 18/08/2021
SLC Agrícola sets new soybean yield record for fourth straight year

SLC Agrícola reported on Thursday (12) its financial results for the second quarter as well as its soybean operational performance for the 2020/21 crop year. During the season, SLC Agrícola set a new soybean yield record for the fourth straight year.

READ MORE
9083 18/08/2021
SLC Agrícola reports net income for second quarter of R$447.2 million

SLC Agrícola, a leading Brazilian producer of grains and fibers, reported net income of R$447.2 million for the second quarter of 2021, representing growth of 128.1% on the same quarter last year.

READ MORE
9083 12/08/2021
SLC Agrícola officers visit farms in Midwest

In July, the senior executive team of SLC Agrícola conducted visits to the company’s farms located in states in the Midwest. In all, they visited 11 units over five days, from July 12 to 16. The farms on the itinerary were the SLC Agrícola farms located in the states of Mato Grosso do Sul (Planalto and Pantanal) and Mato Grosso (Pioneira, Perdizes, Paiaguás and Planorte), as well as the farms recently acquired from Terra Santa, also in the state of Mato Grosso (Ribeiro do Céu, Mãe Margarida, Guapirama, São José and Terra Santa).

READ MORE
9083 04/08/2021
CEO of SLC Agrícola participates in event on environmental preservation in the Cerrado region, organized by Valor Econômico and Brazilian Coalition

The CEO of SLC Agrícola, Aurélio Pavinato, participated in a panel discussion organized by the newspaper Valor Econômico in partnership with the Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agriculture, on the production potential of the Brazilian Cerrado region, the importance of environmental preservation in light of recent climate changes and the initiatives taken by companies and entities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the region, which is home to 75% of Brazil’s agribusiness and accounts for 24% of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions.

READ MORE
9083 03/08/2021
SLC Agrícola wins ESG and Investor Relations categories and its CEO and CFO are elected the best at 2021 Latin America Executive Team awards

For the 6th straight time, SLC Agrícola, one of the world’s largest producers of grains and fibers, has won the main categories at the Latin America Executive Team awards, established by Institutional Investor magazine to evaluate the performance of organizations on diverse fronts, such as the work of CEOs, CFOs and Investor Relations areas, as well as Environmental, Sustainability and Governance (ESG) practices.

READ MORE
9083 29/07/2021
Analysts say imports needed to meet corn demand in 2022

This week marked the National Opening of the 2021 Corn Crop Year. At the event, various analysts presented their perceptions for corn in the next crop year. Currently, Conab has kept unchanged its forecast for the corn harvest at 66.9 million tons for this second crop.

READ MORE
9083 28/07/2021
SLC Institute makes donations to over 30 municipalities in seven Brazilian states

Throughout the year, SLC Agrícola, through the SLC Institute, will make donations to organizations that serve people in socially vulnerable situations in municipalities of the states where its farms, as well as its headquarters in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, are located. In all, associations, organizations and families from over 30 municipalities in seven Brazilian states will receive boxes of food staples. The SLC Institute made available 180 tons of food for this corporate social responsibility action.

READ MORE
9083 27/07/2021
CEO of SLC Agrícola participates in 3rd Regional Cotton Meeting sponsored by Fundação BA

On Saturday (24), the already traditional annual edition of the Regional Cotton Meeting sponsored by Fundação BA, was held. SLC Agrícola participated in a lecture by its CEO, Aurélio Pavinato, on the importance of healthy financial management of farms.

READ MORE
9083 14/07/2021
SLC Sementes innovates by launching cotton seed line

SLC Sementes, the SLC Agrícola brand that gives Brazilian producers access to seed varieties with high yield potential and quality, is launching today (June 14) its new cotton seed portfolio. A reference in the production of soybean seed, the company is now offering rural producers another option for their cotton fields.

READ MORE
9083 13/07/2021
SLC Agrícola participates in World Agri-Tech South America Summit and highlights investments in area

Discussing innovation and technology in agribusiness is essential for the industry’s future. And SLC Agrícola, which is always attentive to the latest industry trends, regularly participates in events and forums to exchange ideas and perspectives and to talk about the company’s initiatives.

READ MORE
9083 06/07/2021
SLC Agrícola CEO welcomes employees from Terra Santa

Aurélio Pavinato, CEO of SLC Agrícola, hosted last Thursday (July 1) a livestream to welcome the professionals coming from Terra Santa, who are now officially employees of SLC Agrícola, following the transaction between the two companies.

READ MORE
9083 02/07/2021
CADE approves lease of 39,000 hectares of Agrícola Xingu farm by SLC Agrícola

SLC Agrícola has taken one more step towards concluding the agreement for the lease of a property spanning 39,000 hectares of Agrícola Xingu. Brazil’s antitrust authority CADE has given approval to SLC to explore the little more than 39,000 hectares of land situated between the towns of Correntina in Bahia and Unaí in Minas Gerais. The company estimates plantation potential of 42,342 hectares, including soybean, cotton and corn, which will be added to the company’s total area in the 2021/22 crop year.

READ MORE
9083 29/06/2021
Success stories in Inclusive Education become web series

The main objective of SLC Agrícola’s Inclusive Education Program is to encourage continuous learning among its employees and enable education to transform their lives. Since 2017, 402 students have already participated in the Inclusive Education program at the company’s 16 Units, and in 2021, 278 employees are enrolled in the EJA classes being held at the farms. Through this program, SLC Agrícola has already reduced the illiteracy rate by 70%.

READ MORE
9083 24/06/2021
Consulting firm raises forecast for global harvest 2021/22 to 2.292 billion tons

The International Grains Council (IGC) revised upwards its forecast for the world grain harvest in the 2021/22 crop year to 2.292 billion tons. The new forecast is slightly higher than the previous figure, of 2.287 billion tons, and 3% higher than the estimate for the 2020/21 crop year.

READ MORE
9083 22/06/2021
Brazil’s agribusiness exports set new record in May with growth of 33.7% on prior year

There is good news for Brazil’s agribusiness. The industry’s exports registered a new all-time high in May, of US$ 13.94 billion, representing growth of 33.7% on the same month of 2020, based on data from the Foreign Trade and International Relations Department of the Ministry of Agriculture.

READ MORE
9083 18/06/2021
SLC Agrícola partners with Rabobank Brasil for ESG operation

Taking yet another step in its environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) initiatives, SLC Agrícola signed a partnership with Rabobank Brasil for a R$200 million loan linked to the company’s sustainability targets.

READ MORE
9083 17/06/2021
SLC Agrícola’s lead role on environmental front highlighted in IstoÉ Dinheiro’s special report on ESG

As a result of its initiatives to protect the environment and support the development of greener and more sustainable agriculture, SLC Agrícola has gained more space in the national media. This time, the magazine IstoÉ Dinheiro published a story about the environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) actions of agribusiness companies that featured SLC Agrícola.

READ MORE
9083 17/06/2021
SLC Agrícola executives participate in key congress on Crop-Livestock-Forestry Integration

SLC Agrícola played a lead role in the most important event on Integrated Crop, Livestock and Forestry (ICLF) systems in Brazil, the Santa Brígida Open Farm, which this year was held virtually. Over two days (June 9-10), the conference featured renowned speakers to discuss the ICLF scenario in Brazil and the environmental initiatives adopted by companies and government.

READ MORE
9083 17/06/2021
Webinar on expansion project and SLC Agrícola’s outlook for 2021

The expansion project of SLC Agrícola, with the merger of Terra Santa (TS) and the lease agreement with Agrícola Xingú, were addressed by CEO Aurélio Pavinato at the webinar “Growth of SLC Agrícola.” Approximately 400 people, including clients, shareholders and industry players, watched the presentation.

READ MORE
9083 02/06/2021
CADE approves lease of 39,000 hectares of Agrícola Xingu farm by SLC Agrícola

SLC Agrícola has taken one more step towards concluding the agreement for the lease of a property spanning 39,000 hectares of Agrícola Xingu. Brazil’s antitrust authority CADE has given approval to SLC to explore the little more than 39,000 hectares of land situated between the towns of Correntina in Bahia and Unaí in Minas Gerais. The company estimates plantation potential of 42,342 hectares, including soybean, cotton and corn, which will be added to the company’s total area in the 2021/22 crop year.

READ MORE