Learn how rice is harvested in Brazil during the 2018 rice harvest. I’m in Joinville, Santa Catarina driving down Rodovia do Arroz (Rice Highway), through the Villa Nova rural district of the city, looking for a rice farmer harvesting rice.
In the southern states of Brazil, due to the climate, farmers are able to harvest rice twice a year. In February it’s their first harvest and what rice seeds fall behind will serve as the second crop.
There’s a lot of ripe rice out there but with daily rains farmers are having a difficult time keeping the harvesters cutting. The combine used by this Brazilian rice farmer is a New Holland Harvest Combine.