The lay of the land: Betanin Darci, one of a contingent of about 40 farmers from Brazil, surveys the late-summer growth at Jim Cherry%u2019s farm. The Brazilian farmers stopped Wednesday in Hancock County as part of a 10-day trip throughout the Midwest. The visit by Darci and his fellow Brazilians was sponsored by an agricultural co-op in one of the major soybean-producing states in the South American country. Tom Russo / Daily Reporter photos
HANCOCK COUNTY — Situated firmly as the world’s second-largest soybean producer and predicted in some quarters to soon surpass the United States for the top spot, it’s no wonder farmers in Brazil and the United States like to keep an eye on each other.