* Cost of freight in Brazil nearly four times that in U.S. * Waterways could cut transport costs by 55 percent * Many hydroelectric dams being built without locks * Growing clamor from farmers may lead to change By Asher Levine SAO PAULO, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Brazil's Mato Grosso state has all the conditions to be a soy farmers' paradise: plentiful rains, fertile and affordable land and a potentially navigable river, the Teles-Pires, that winds its way north to the ...
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