Monday, December 10th 2012 - 05:46 UTC

Poor wheat crop in Argentina, which is expected to limit exports

Argentina is expected to trim the quantity of 2012/2013 wheat destined for overseas shipment to 4.5 million tons from a previous 6 million due to a smaller than forecast harvest, a local newspaper reported on Saturday.

Farmers are trying to harvest in water-logged fields

Argentina's government curbs wheat and corn exports to ensure ample and affordable domestic supplies of food.

The wheat harvest in grains powerhouse Argentina will be smaller than expected and of poorer quality this season as farmers slog through waterlogged fields, trying to save their crops from toxic fungi bred by too much rain.

Argentina's government has already advanced exporters that grain giants like Cargill and Bunge will see a reduction in the quantity of export permits to ensure local supply, according to La Nacion newspaper.

The announcement comes at a time when world grain markets are contemplating the risk of prolonged supply tensions. Consumer nations have seen their wheat bills soar this year and Argentine supply has been eyed to help cap prices.

Argentina's government forecasts the 2012/13 wheat crop at 11.1 million tons, recently marked down from 11.5 million.

But with more than 26% of the harvest already collected, yields have been poor, prompting some analysts to reduce their projections for the full crop.

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1 LEPRecon (#) Dec 10th, 2012 - 07:49 am Report abuse
Didn't Yankeeboy predict that this would happen?
2 Troy Tempest (#) Dec 10th, 2012 - 08:06 am Report abuse
He's gonna love this ! ;-)
3 stick up your junta (#) Dec 10th, 2012 - 09:34 am Report abuse
It seems the big man who blows the winds in the Falklands aint taking sides when it comes to have it pissing down on the argies :-))))))
4 ChrisR (#) Dec 10th, 2012 - 11:03 am Report abuse
I watch the weather using a site in Norway and it is very accurate in its predictions and has pictorial representations of the weather over local maps for the day in question and the next two days.

You should have seen the weather over the winter! And it is still throwing it down over the pampas, I know because we get it as well if the wind changes direction and blows it over Uruguay.

Still, it couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of crooks.

Well done Yankeeboy. BTW what's the betting the numbers are wrong?
5 reality check (#) Dec 10th, 2012 - 11:26 am Report abuse
Damn, price of Weetabix just went up!
6 Pirate Love (#) Dec 10th, 2012 - 11:55 am Report abuse
All them tears Argentina has been crying im not suprised their weather pattern is in turmoil,
im quite suprised we havent seen flash floods and tidal waves.
the forecast for this month says expect thunder storms on the 15th 17th followed by yet more Argentine tears...
7 andy65 (#) Dec 10th, 2012 - 12:10 pm Report abuse
I am Sure The Falkland Islanders will be able to offer help if Argentines are short of food -such nice people.
8 yankeeboy (#) Dec 10th, 2012 - 12:11 pm Report abuse
For the 1st time in its history Argentina will produce more Barely than Wheat.

Argentina is turning into the Zimbabwe of South America.
Add a few zeros onto the currency..maybe nobody will notice

Barley para todos

9 andy65 (#) Dec 10th, 2012 - 12:24 pm Report abuse
@yankeeboy Old Crissy and Robert Mugabe do strike a similar resemblance in looks and age.
10 LEPRecon (#) Dec 10th, 2012 - 12:33 pm Report abuse
Well they do both have the same 'hitler' style moustache! ;)
11 Trunce (#) Dec 10th, 2012 - 01:32 pm Report abuse
Not to worry - I've found an excuse for Cristina.

The rain was diverted from Iran - probably by the usurping colonialist UK pirates.
12 ProRG_American (#) Dec 10th, 2012 - 06:59 pm Report abuse
Nothing major for Argentina. These are forecasts only. Still food production exceeding expectations in other sectors.
13 4quk (#) Dec 10th, 2012 - 07:39 pm Report abuse
Oh my lord! this look really bad, US and Argentina is no produce to much, less corn equal to more expensive food for the word, poor Africans ;)
14 yankeeboy (#) Dec 10th, 2012 - 08:17 pm Report abuse
BA ( esp Belgrano) has rivers for streets this 1x a week now?

Can you imagine the toxins!!

What a gross place

Farm machinery still can't plant because they are sinking in the mud


Barley para todos
15 andy65 (#) Dec 10th, 2012 - 09:40 pm Report abuse
@ProRG_American with rampant inflation I am surprised any of you Argies can offord to eat, inflations running around 26% did you know that????
16 ChrisR (#) Dec 10th, 2012 - 09:41 pm Report abuse
@13 fork que

I think we should promote you to Idiot-In-Chief to go with that famous brain of AG The Turnip In Chief as both of you have the same grasp on reality: NONE.

If AG do not export wheat, where do the US$ come from to pay for your imports? The tooth fairy or TMBOA bank account ha, ha, ha.

According to someone who HAS run the finances of the country and did far better than this gang of shitehawks you will need up to 13 BILLION US DOLLARS just to buy the energy that your fabulously poorly run YPF cannot get out of the ground.

Clue: the cupboards (and the vaults of your Central Bank) are bare. Get it now? Some hope.
17 St.John (#) Dec 10th, 2012 - 11:21 pm Report abuse
Quite frankly, I don't see any reason to gloat over the poor harvest in Argentina.

Ordinary Argentines will be hit together with many others around the world - the Arg. government won't feel it at all.
18 yankeeboy (#) Dec 11th, 2012 - 12:00 am Report abuse
The USA can fill the gap left by Argentina for whatever products the fail to produce.
I hope hope hope Chrissy is forced to buy wheat from the USA.
I will laugh and laugh

Has CFK written the book“ How to destroy a country in only 10 years” yet?
I want to buy it
19 Troy Tempest (#) Dec 11th, 2012 - 05:18 am Report abuse
@17 St. John

“Quite frankly, I don't see any reason to gloat over the poor harvest in Argentina.
Ordinary Argentines will be hit together with many others around the world - the Arg. government won't feel it at all.”

I agree. An fleeting embarrassment for CFK, but a hardship for the working poor.
20 yankeeboy (#) Dec 11th, 2012 - 03:31 pm Report abuse
They new weather prediction is rain every 4 days in Jan. Something liek they has happen in 1963.

They are way behind planting Soy...way behind

I hope the crop is disastrous

absolutely disastrous

This is all coming together so nicely
21 Marcos Alejandro (#) Dec 12th, 2012 - 04:49 am Report abuse
20 yankeeboy
No big deal Fred B., keep hoping...that your Argentinean wife doesn't take all your money baldy.
Hey Fred,
The daily mass shooting of the day in your beloved Yankeeland, not in a movie theater this a shopping mall instead.
Like you said, absolutely disastrous.
22 José Malvinero (#) Dec 12th, 2012 - 04:04 pm Report abuse
Good for Mercopress to locate this article in “Region Antartida” as this are becoming aware of Argentine Bicontinental Map.
23 ChrisR (#) Dec 12th, 2012 - 07:54 pm Report abuse
@21 & 22 argie trolls

Off subject again!

Load of bollocks again!

Do you get paid extra for being a special idiot at La Camping It Up or do you get to suck the dick of the Chief Coke-Head, one Maximo himself?
24 Ayayay (#) Dec 13th, 2012 - 04:17 am Report abuse
@11 hahaha
25 Pirat-Hunter (#) Dec 14th, 2012 - 12:54 am Report abuse
#20 I think the report specifically and rightly pointed out that exports will suffer, which means everyone outside Argentina will suffer. I guess you are one of those outsiders. Maybe you should get yourself a silo. I hear China has millions of baby's needing 18.000 Tones of powder milk, made in Argentina, forget the silo grow a tit.
#21 nothing wrong ever happens in UStopia, They seem to bomb a solution into every problem.
#23 is that how the brits do politics? No wonder they wear wigs and powder their nose. Haven't seen that in Argentina yet but thanks for keeping us updated.

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