Interested in learning firsthand about the Brazilian competitive threat? BEEF and sister magazine Soybean Digest are sponsoring a 14-day trip to the beef and soybean producing regions of this largest South American country.

The Feb. 1-14 trip includes travel in the state of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, as well as stops in Iguazu Falls and Rio de Janeiro. Participants will meet with Brazilian government officials, graziers, growers, packers and agribusiness, as well as visiting various tourist sites.

For more information and the itinerary go to www.kitt-travel.com/soybeef.htm or call 800/635-5488, ext. 920