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World News: Argentina
Argentina | 13 March 2015
Argentina farmers launch three-day sales strike

Argentina farmers angry at government policies that they say hurts profits and disrupts marketing plans halted sales of farm goods for three days this week. Argentina is the world's largest export ...


Argentina | 3 September 2014
Argentine farmers see grains surge if next president opens market

Grains powerhouse Argentina could increase soy, corn and wheat output by as much as a fifth if the president elected next year scraps export quotas, eases taxes and reverses other policies that have s...


Argentina | 2 January 2014
Sweltering Heat Hits Argentina

It may be winter in Iowa but in South America its summer and that means the growing season. Argentina is a big player when it comes to soybean producers. Argentina is expected to produce 54.5-mill...


Argentina | 25 November 2013
EU protectionism causes huge losses in Argentine agricultural

As for Wednesday next week, the EU will start applying sanctions on Argentine biodiesel imports alleging local producers are dumping-selling at below fair market prices. The economic bloc will be impo...


Argentina | 10 September 2013
Dry Argentine fields may favor planting soy instead of corn

Dry weather in Argentina is pushing farmers toward planting more soybeans as a lack of rain joins a long list of reasons not to sow corn in the South American grains powerhouse this year, according to...


Argentina | 19 August 2013
Argentina seeks beef production boost with bovine IUD

An Argentinian veterinarian has designed a cheap and simple device that could revolutionize cattle husbandry on the pampas by preventing pregnant cows from reaching the slaughterhouse. Enrique Turi...


Argentina | 9 July 2013
Argentina disputes S. African poultry import tariffs

Argentina's ongoing dispute with South Africa over poultry import tariffs was discussed by representatives of the Brazilian Poultry Union (UBABEF), the Latin American Poultry Association (ALA), and th...


Argentina | 14 June 2013
Argentina falls from its throne as King of Beef

A thick slab of grass-fed sirloin dripping in its own juices: so many Argentines consider such a feast a birthright to be enjoyed regularly that one president in the 1990s quipped to an American magaz...


Argentina | 12 June 2013
Argentine farm groups to halt grain and livestock trades

Four Argentine farm associations said their members will suspend grain and livestock trading for five days to protest government agriculture policies. Farmers will halt sales nationwide from June 1...


Argentina | 4 June 2013
China, Argentina sign agriculture deal during VP visit

Argentina and China signed an agreement on agricultural cooperation Friday in Buenos Aires, following a meeting between the Argentine president and Chinese vice president. President Cristina Kirchn...


Argentina | 8 May 2013
UNE takes centre stage in Argentinian collaboration

THE University of New England's pro-vice chancellor Victor Minichiello will lead the Australian delegation at bilateral research talks between Australia and Argentina. Professor Minichiello said th...


Argentina | 22 April 2013
Soybean producers from S.D. compare notes with farmers in Brazil, Argentina

Garretson, S.D., soybean producer Stan Hanson thinks the state’s farmers need to understand that although their counterparts in Brazil and Argentina are competitors, they also are partners. Hanson,...


Argentina | 5 February 2013
Argentine wheat policy sows uncertainty among farmers

Wheat farmers and exporters in Argentina say the government should announce new-crop export quotas as soon as possible if it wants to spur sowing and lock in high global prices after years of declinin...


Argentina | 4 February 2013
REFILE-GRAINS-Dryness threatens Argentine crops, lifts prices

U.S. grain and soybean futures edged higher on Monday as traders worried dry weather will trim output in Argentina, the world's top exporter of soy products and second-largest corn supplier. All ey...


Argentina | 27 December 2012
Argentine government blasts farmers' strike

“The truth is that those who called for this lockout are mixing political interests against a decision from the government to review a transaction which has been totally harmful for the country’s asse...


Argentina | 27 December 2012
Argentina farmers halt sales of livestock

Argentina's top farming groups are halting the sale of livestock for 24 hours to protest the government's planned expropriation of the Argentine Rural Society's exposition center. The country's big...


Argentina | 5 November 2012
Floods jeopardising grain harvest in Argentina

Fourteen million hectares are affected by floods in Argentina's prime farm land provinces and water is jeopardising grain harvest, said farming sector leaders. Farming leaders said that soils conti...


Argentina | 23 October 2012
Argentine storms to help grain output, hurt quality

Argentine grains output will benefit from this year's early and potent arrival of El Nino-related rains, but low crop quality linked to flooding is likely to undermine the expected increase in soy and...


Argentina | 19 October 2012
Argentina expects a 17 pct drop in wheat output

Argentina's upcoming wheat harvest is expected to shrink 17 percent from last season, the Agriculture Ministry said on Thursday, as farmers skirt government export curbs by shifting to other crops. ...


Argentina | 16 October 2012
Rain slows Argentine corn sowing

Rains that have slowed Argentine corn sowing are expected to give way to sunshine by midweek, setting the stage for easy planting of the country's key soy crop, climate experts in the grains-exporting...


Argentina | 28 September 2012
Argentine wheat gets frost, adding to supply jitters

Frosts struck wheat fields in grains giant Argentina this week, unsettling growers who already expect a meager harvest this season due to a 20 percent decline in plantings. It will take several day...


Argentina | 5 September 2012
Argentina to export more corn

Argentina's government has authorized 2.75 million tons of corn for export from the 2011-12 crop, bringing to 16.45 million tons the amount of corn that can be shipped abroad from that harvest. In ...


Argentina | 28 August 2012
Argentine mission promotes agriculture

Joint projects to stimulate interest in agriculture careers are among the possible fruits of a visit last week by Argentinian university chiefs. Like Australia, Argentina was big in livestock but u...


Argentina | 17 August 2012
Argentina’s farmers cut wheat planting

Argentine farmers have planted their second-smallest wheat crop by land area in 110 years while the upcoming corn crop in the important exporter could be as much as a fifth lower in the coming season ...


Argentina | 2 August 2012
Argentina heading to record low wheat planting

Argentina’s wheat planting area will probably shrink to the smallest in at least half a century, according to forecasts by the Bahia Blanca Cereals Exchange. The exchange estimated the planting ar...


Argentina | 27 July 2012
Argentine firms expect to grow in China

Argentine agricultural companies in China are expressing confidence about their ability to expand their presence and have more sales in the world's second-largest economy. "China has great potentia...


Argentina | 24 July 2012
Argentinian small farmers eye alliance with union boss

Small-scale growers in grain powerhouse Argentina are moving toward an alliance with the country's top labor boss in a bid to combat interventionist government policies that they say hurt farm profits...


Argentina | 19 June 2012
Argentina says 25 percent of wheat area planted

Farmers in grains powerhouse Argentina have planted a quarter of the area expected to be sown with wheat this season, helped by favourable weather and soil moisture conditions, the Agriculture Ministr...


Argentina | 8 June 2012
Argentine farmers begin anti-government strike

Argentine farmers halted grains sales on Wednesday at the start of a one-week strike over government farming policy that has revived long-standing tensions in the countryside and raised global supply ...


Argentina | 6 June 2012
Argentine farmers halt grain sales over tax

Argentine farmers will suspend all trade of grains and livestock for six days after Buenos Aires, the largest farming province, raised taxes on rural property.