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Argentine grains port workers request exports be suspended due to pandemic

COVID-19: The country has 502 confirmed cases and eight deaths

A labour union representing Argentine grains port workers has asked the government to suspend exports, a move that would put upward pressure on world soy prices and hobble the country’s main source of revenue as it seeks to avoid default. The URGARA union, which represents inspectors who check the quality of grains before they are

Argentina’s main corn, soy areas getting adequate rains

Reuters – Rains have been ample in key parts of Argentina’s breadbasket province of Buenos Aires, but they have been uneven and raised concern about crop yields in some isolated areas, a grower and climatologist said Feb. 3. The South American grains powerhouse is a major source of corn and soybean exports and Argentina’s top


Argentine farmers plant more soybeans

Argentina’s government and the country’s main grains exchange increased their soy-planting estimates Nov. 21, as growers hedge against political uncertainty by shifting toward oilseeds, which are cheaper to grow, and away from more expensive corn. Argentine President-elect Alberto Fernandez, set to take office on Dec. 10, has said little about his farm policy plans. But

Social life revolves around weekend barbecues for Argentines, wealthy or poor.

Steak-crazy Argentines keep buying beef

A recession and run on their peso is 
making the staple protein much more expensive

Times are hard in recession-hit Argentina and the peso currency’s latest crash has jolted food prices higher. But in a country where eating beef is considered more a right than a luxury, people are stretching their budgets to keep buying steak while butcher shops see profit margins shrink. Social life revolves around weekend barbecues for

Argentina's grain harvest is sure to boost the South American country's position in global markets.

Argentina set for bumper wheat crop

Other wheat-growing regions are facing weather woes

Reuters – Argentine wheat farmers are preparing for a record harvest, even as global rivals see crop yield prospects cut amid floods in the United States, searing heat in Europe and drought in Australia and parts of Canada. The grain bounty in the world’s No. 6 wheat exporter will boost the South American country in




Argentina’s soybean season ‘dead’

Buenos Aires | Reuters — Hope has withered for any recovery in Argentine soy yields hit by a four-month drought that shows no signs of abating, farmers and analysts said Monday, prompting China to step in to fill the gap in soymeal exports from the world’s No. 1 supplier. The dryness that has blighted the