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“The forecast shows dryness returning, which should be well timed for the harvest... ” – Isaac Hankes, Refinitiv.

Coming dry spell in Argentina, after March rains, seen helping harvest

After a prolonged dry period, rains came, but now they’ve broken

Reuters – Rains that have pelted Argentina’s Farm Belt since mid-March halted the deterioration of corn and soy yields, and a coming dry spell will help kick off harvesting of the country’s two main cash crops, climatologists said March 31. The South American grains powerhouse is the world’s No. 3 corn exporter and top supplier

Argentine farm heartland set for more high temperatures, limited rain

Reuters – Argentina’s central farming region is suffering through high temperatures and little rain, the Buenos Aires grains exchange said ahead of an anticipated cut to its estimates of soybean and corn harvest due to drought. The agricultural heartland of the South American country has suffered a drought for months. Although early-year rains brought partial


File photo of a barley field in Argentina. (Juan Pablo Marchelletti/iStock/Getty Images)

Argentine truckers end strike, freeing China-bound barley

Canada, France would have been buyers' Plan B

Buenos Aires | Reuters — Argentine truckers ended a 20-day strike that had blocked access to ports in Buenos Aires province, agricultural industry sources said on Tuesday, following a deal struck with local officials to increase freight-hauling rates. Trucks owners grouped in the informal TUDA association (Transportistas Unidos de Argentina) began blocking highways last month,


File photo of a cornfield in Argentina. (Reisegraf/iStock/Getty Images)

Argentina lifts corn export ban

Export suspension to be replaced with 30,000-tonne sales cap

Buenos Aires | Reuters — Argentina has lifted a suspension on corn exports announced in December and will opt instead for a temporary 30,000-tonne daily cap on sales abroad, its agriculture ministry said on Monday, backing off the more restrictive measure that had infuriated farmers in the South American grains powerhouse. The world’s No. 3


File photo of a cornfield in Argentina. (Reisegraf/iStock/Getty Images)

Argentina ‘evaluating’ corn export suspension

Move meant to boost domestic food supplies

Buenos Aires | Reuters — Argentina’s government said on Thursday it would review its decision to temporarily suspend corn exports after a meeting between the farming minister and the leaders of the country’s main agricultural associations. The agriculture ministry said in a statement that agreements had been struck to guarantee the domestic supply of corn





Argentine wheat crop estimate cut due to dryness

Argentina’s 2020-21 wheat crop is estimated at 17 million tonnes, the Rosario grains exchange said Oct. 15, citing dryness and frosts as reasons for cutting its previous 18-million-tonne estimate. Parts of Argentina’s Pampas Grains Belt have been unusually dry over the last eight months. The country’s farmers harvest wheat in December and January. “There is