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Montevideo, August 17th 2018 - 23:35 UTC


  • Thursday, June 14th 2018 - 07:51 UTC

    New conflict brewing with Brazilian truckers

    Maggi said that at least 60 ships in all Brazilian ports are facing loading delays because of reduced trucker movement from areas such as the center-west grain belt

    Talks on new prices for truck freight in Brazil, following a nationwide truckers strike in May, have yet to be concluded and the lack of a deal is hurting goods transportation, Brazil’s Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said.

  • Tuesday, June 12th 2018 - 08:13 UTC

    Dairy prices push the FAO Food Price Index up in May

    The FAO Dairy Price Index increased 5.5% in May, averaging 11.5% higher than a year earlier. (FAO)

    Global agricultural food commodity prices rose in May, with dairy prices jumping significantly. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 176.2 points during the month, up 1.2% from April.

  • Friday, June 8th 2018 - 08:28 UTC

    China plans temporary anti-dumping measures on Brazilian broilers

    Brazil accounted for more than 50% of broiler products supplied to China, world’s No. 2 poultry consumer, between 2013 and 2016, the commerce ministry said

    China will impose temporary anti-dumping measures on Brazilian broiler chickens from June 9, the commerce ministry said on Friday, after finding in a preliminary ruling that its domestic industry has been substantially damaged by the imports. Local firms buying Brazilian chicken will be required to pay deposits ranging from 18.8% to 38.4% of the value of their shipments, the ministry said in a statement. The measures cover products supplied by top Brazilian exporters JBS and BRF.

  • Friday, June 8th 2018 - 08:25 UTC

    Brazil launches massive package of soft loans for agriculture, US$ 51.13bn

    The loans and credit lines will be accessible to producers starting July 1 and through June 30, 2019, Maggi said

    Brazil announced on Wednesday evening that it has earmarked up to 194.3 billion Reais or US$ 51.13bn in loans to promote large and medium-sized agricultural producers. At a ceremony in the capital Brasilia, President Michel Temer and his Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi unveiled the government's “2018-19 Agriculture and Cattle Ranching Program”, which devotes slightly more resources to the sector than last year's 190.25 billion Reais (US$ 50.06 billion).

  • Wednesday, June 6th 2018 - 14:09 UTC

    Falkland Islands Reception in London

    Former Falklands Governor and FIA Chairman Mr. Alan Huckle proposes the loyal toast.

    Marking another successful year, the Annual Falkland Islands Government Reception took place on Tuesday 5th June at Middle Temple, London. Islanders in Britain, their friends and supporters, politicians, and veterans of the 1982 war of liberation met in high spirits.

  • Wednesday, June 6th 2018 - 08:32 UTC

    Brazil declared by OIE free of FMD with vaccination

    OIE Director general Monique Eloit delivered the certificate to Blairo Maggi, Brazil’s minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Food at OIE headquarters in Paris

    The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) has officially declared Brazil as a country free from Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) with vaccination. The decision for this occurred late May, in Paris. The decision took place after approval last year from the OIE’s scientific committee, which is constituted by 181 member states.

  • Monday, June 4th 2018 - 07:06 UTC

    Truckers strike is estimated to have cost Brazilian agriculture some US$ 1.77 billion

    Chicken and pork losses are estimated in US$ 798 million. Brazil is the world's biggest chicken exporter. It shipped 4.3 million tons of chicken meat in 2017

    The 10-day-long Brazilian striking truckers protests are winding down and companies from meatpackers to soy crushers are resuming operations. Some problems persist in some sectors and will need time to recover. Primary estimates of losses for farmers' sector could reach US$ 1.77bn

  • Thursday, May 31st 2018 - 07:02 UTC

    Brazil's strike: massive losses: 70m chickens slaughtered; exports of soy, sugar and coffee cancelled

    Disruption to the supply of animal feed has had a devastating impact on livestock. Some 70 million chickens had been slaughtered because of lack of food

    Striking truckers in Brazil have disrupted supplies and exports from one of the world's agricultural powerhouses, triggering the premature slaughter of millions of chickens as feed failed to reach farmers. The strike over high fuel prices has paralyzed Brazil, the top global exporter of soybeans, sugar, coffee and chicken.

  • Wednesday, May 30th 2018 - 09:37 UTC

    State of the Nation: “incredibly exciting time for the Falkland Islands and its people”

    Governor Phillips CBE: in the next 12 months, the Government will lead a conversation about the future of the Falklands. (Pic credit:Falkland Islands Television (FITV)  website

    On Tuesday May 29, Governor Nigel Phillips CBE addressed the elected Legislative Assembly of the Falkland Islands with a message on the State of the Nation.

  • Wednesday, May 30th 2018 - 08:43 UTC

    Argentina set to expand fresh beef exports to Japan and China

    Minister Etchevehere said Argentina prides itself on the quality of its beef, and aims to carve out a significant portion of the Japanese market.

    Argentina is set to expand fresh beef exports to Asia, with Japan and China having already approved import deals, the country's agriculture minister said. Luis Miguel Etchevehere in Tokyo said that Argentina has signed a deal with the Japanese government under which Tokyo will authorize imports of fresh beef from Argentina by late July. His country has also inked a beef export agreement with Beijing.