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Argentina | 8 March 2016
Argentina to develop weather futures contracts for farmers

Three companies joined forces Monday in Argentina to develop futures contract on the weather, a new financial tool that will allow agricultural producers to cover themselves against the risk of drough...


Argentina | 4 February 2016
Argentine beef exports: what’s at steak?

Argentina's new president Mauricio Macri has vowed to open up the economy. He's begun by cutting export tax on meat - claiming the move could double food production. But not everyone is pleased ab...


Argentina | 27 January 2016
What? Argentina considers importing beef

In Argentina, one of the world’s great ranching nations, eating steak every day is a way of life. Is it on the brink of importing beef? The news is just the latest chapter in the country’s long-run...


Argentina | 27 January 2016
Massive locust plague threatens Argentina's farmers

“It’s the worst explosion in the last 60 years". Farmers in Argentina are working to control the worst plague of locusts in more than 50 years, officials said on Monday. The New York Times repor...


Argentina | 22 January 2016
Grilling in Argentina, the beef capital of the world

The stats are in and the winner is... Argentina. No other country consumes more beef. Last year, Argentineans consumed an average of 154 pounds per person -- compared to 89.8 pounds in the U.S. Arg...


Argentina | 15 December 2015
Argentina's new president cuts taxes on farms

Argentina's conservative new president, Mauricio Macri, got down to business Monday by eliminating or cutting a string of taxes on agricultural and industrial exports, seeking to kick-start Latin Amer...


Argentina | 25 November 2015
Argentine farmers set to unleash $8 billion of stored crops

Argentine farmers will swiftly boost exports, increasing global supplies of wheat, corn and soybeans, as Sunday's election of Mauricio Macri as president heralds the end of punitive export taxes and g...


Argentina | 24 November 2015
Argentine farmers set to unleash $8bn of stored crops

Argentine farmers will swiftly boost exports, increasing global supplies of wheat, corn and soybeans, as Sunday’s election of Mauricio Macri as president heralds the end of punitive export taxes and g...


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 ...