News from Argentina

03-09-2014 02:03 AM
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, e...
02-01-2014 15:11 PM
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 prod...
25-11-2013 01:32 AM
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 ...
10-09-2013 03:12 AM
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 ...
19-08-2013 02:17 AM
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...
09-07-2013 00:22 AM
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), th...
14-06-2013 12:09 PM
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 p...
12-06-2013 10:38 AM
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....
04-06-2013 13:48 PM
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 Ch...
08-05-2013 10:03 AM
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 Austral...
22-04-2013 16:41 PM
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 a...
05-02-2013 09:22 AM
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 ...
04-02-2013 10:24 AM
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 pr...
27-12-2012 09:08 AM
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 whi...
27-12-2012 09:06 AM
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...
05-11-2012 08:35 AM
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...
23-10-2012 08:55 AM
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 li...
19-10-2012 09:02 AM
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 gove...
16-10-2012 09:18 AM
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...
28-09-2012 08:38 AM
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...
05-09-2012 14:52 PM
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 th...
28-08-2012 07:00 AM
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. Li...
17-08-2012 08:16 AM
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...
02-08-2012 09:25 AM
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 Ex...
27-07-2012 10:56 AM
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 se...
24-07-2012 07:29 AM
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 g...
19-06-2012 10:58 AM
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...
08-06-2012 09:37 AM
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 ten...
06-06-2012 09:23 AM
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 ...
30-05-2012 07:31 AM
China may begin importing Argentina corn
China, the world’s second-largest corn consumer, may soon start importing Argentine corn, which has been barred because some genetically modifie...
18-05-2012 07:01 AM
Argentine farmers stop land tax increase
A last-minute lobbying blitz by farmers in Argentina’s top grains-producing province stopped lawmakers from approving a tax increase that some g...
15-05-2012 07:42 AM
Argentina protectionism threatens investment
Foreign investors looking to invest in the fertile farmland of Argentina will be significantly limited by the Rural Land Law, passed in late 2011 by t...
15-05-2012 07:15 AM
Argentina grain farmers to strike
Farmers in Argentina’s main agricultural province will call a strike this week against a proposed tax increase, but the planned five-day halt in...
08-05-2012 07:07 AM
Argentine farmers plan sales halt
Farmers in Argentina’s top farming province will halt sales of grain and livestock for four days to protest a planned tax rise, but exports shou...
25-04-2012 08:06 AM
Argentina crops hurt by drought
U.S. soybeans rallied 1.5% to their highest in nearly four years on Tuesday due to strong export demand for U.S. supplies and to renewed concerns abou...
12-04-2012 07:57 AM
Monsanto sued for poisoning farmers
A lawsuit filed this week claims that the Monsanto corporation, "motivated by a desire for unwarranted economic gain," knowingly poisoned farmers...
29-03-2012 09:00 AM
Argentina sees solid China soy demand
China’s economic slowdown will not choke demand for Argentine soy used to feed cattle...
18-01-2012 07:16 AM
Drought hits Latin American crops
Driving through Paraná’s lush green hills in the drizzle, it is hard to believe that the southern Brazilian state is suffering one of the worst ...
12-01-2012 09:57 AM
Rains come but Argentine farmers say need more
Rains swept through parts of Argentina’s grains belt early...
11-01-2012 08:49 AM
Drought poses risk to corn in Argentina
Rain in Argentina on Tuesday brought some relief to the drought-stricken central part of the country, but concerns remained.
04-11-2011 08:40 AM
Argentina poised to become new supplier
China is expected to receive its first imports of corn from Argentina, the world’s second-largest exporter of the grain, next year, a senior Arg...
20-10-2011 09:48 AM
Argentina poised to become poultry power
A spokesperson for the bank has confirmed that the poultry industry in Argentina has shown impressive growth rates in the last decade...
12-10-2011 09:15 AM
Accelerated corn planting on 'optimum' rain
Corn farmers in Argentina, the world’s second-largest exporter, may finish sowing in the main producing region by the end of the month after rai...
27-09-2011 09:20 AM
Argentinian farmers hunting 'leprechaun'
The mysterious creature has apparently been spotted wreaking havoc in the province of Catamarca. Cosimus Behana, 35, said: ’It was short like ...
25-05-2011 08:30 AM
Argentina seeks 30 000t Russian poultry quota
Argentina has called on Russia to open its market to more Argentine poultrymeat amid efforts to strengthen bilateral trade and cooperation in the farm...
27-04-2011 06:16 AM
Fiat to invest $100m in machinery for Argentina
The Italian automaker Fiat will invest 100 million U.S. dollars in Argentina to produce agriculture machinery, the Argentine Industry Ministry and Fia...
22-03-2011 08:33 AM
Argentina harvest estimated at 100m tons
Good yields for most crops have played a crucial role in the good results, says the report.
27-01-2011 08:44 AM
Argentinean beef exports slashed In 2010
Argentinean beef exports during 2010 declined by 57 per cent on 2009, to 166,265 tonnes swt, as beef production contracted an estimated 23 per cent, t...
25-01-2011 09:01 AM
State to intervene in agriculture
The Argentine government announced that it will step up control of grain commerce in the same day in which agricultural managements concluded a protes...
17-01-2011 06:14 AM
Argentine farmers freeze grain sales
Argentine farmers halted sales of wheat, corn and soy on Monday as they went on strike over export curbs...