Tocantins, which was previously the
northern part of the State of Goiás, became a State in 1989.
It is mostly
cerrado (savannah); however, the
Eastern portion of the State, which borders
is made up of large mesas (chapadas) and mountains.
The northwest part of the State has large cattle ranches. Approximately 6
million head of cattle in the state.
and South is flat and is a crop raising region appropriate for center-pivot
irrigations systems as is the Northeastern region.
The State Government is focusing on developing the Agribusiness sector.
Soybean production has gone from 0 to 1 million tons in the last five years.
The railroad will give access to the port
in São Luis, Maranhão (MA) opening up the interior of TO to markets in North
America and Europe.