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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



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


Argentine farmers favouring safe-bet soy over corn

Political and economic uncertainty hang over farmers’ heads as they plan their next crop

Reuters – Argentine farmers, anxious about an increasingly murky political outlook and economic turmoil, are turning towards soy over more expensive corn to cut costs, a shift that could impact next season’s harvest in one of the world’s top grain exporters. Farmers said a volatile economic situation in Argentina and the likelihood of a new



Deere fears hit from Trump tariffs, retaliation

Granadero Baigorria, Argentina | Reuters — U.S. tractor maker Deere and Co. is bracing for a negative financial impact from U.S. tariffs on steel imports and worries that retaliatory tariffs on American agricultural exports could follow, CEO Samuel Allen told Reuters in an interview Wednesday. The 25 per cent tariffs, which U.S. President Donald Trump