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Montevideo, April 25th 2017 - 14:28 UTC

Agriculture

  • Tuesday, January 3rd 2017 - 19:57 UTC

    Argentina reinstates refunds for agriculture exports

    Wheat flour, beef, sunflower oil, rice, honey are some of the produce which are benefitted with the renewed system

    Argentina has decided to reinstate refunds for agriculture exports, responding to a promise to the provinces from president Mauricio Macri but also to prop foreign trade and boost the most dynamic sector of an anemic economy. The fiscal cost is estimated in 165 million dollars and is extensive to wheat flour, beef, sunflower oil, powder milk, cheese, honey and other produce from the provinces.

  • Friday, December 23rd 2016 - 02:06 UTC

    Argentine lemons re-entry spark protests from California citrus growers

    Most Argentina lemons are expected to be shipped to the U.S. between April 1 and August 31, according to the USDA.

    Sparking protest from California citrus leaders, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has ruled that fresh lemons from Argentina will be allowed to be imported into the U.S. The rule is the result of ten years of study on pest risks associated with Argentina lemons, according to the USDA. A proposal to allow Argentina lemon imports was published in May this year and received more than 400 comments.

  • Thursday, December 22nd 2016 - 23:22 UTC

    A good one for Brazil: excellent prospects for agribusiness in 2017

    Brazilian soybean production in 2016/17 could increase by 9.2% to 106.085 million tons, according to news reports.

    Brazil’s farm economy will rebound in 2017 with a record harvest pushing up grain exports and expanding the country’s livestock industry, according to analysts’ forecasts. An estimated record grain harvest of 213.1 million tons would be 14% larger than last year, when crops were devastated by drought, according to Brazil government estimates. The harvest will start in January.

  • Saturday, December 17th 2016 - 16:48 UTC

    Raul Castro's Cuba allows farmers to hire workers directly

    Raul Castro is dropping some hardline Communism views to improve the economy. But is he doing it fast enough?

    The Cuban government Friday allowed farmers to hire workers directly and no longer have to go to cooperatives in a step to set aside strict controls on their economy to boost production for a country which imports more than two-thirds of its food. In other areas of the economy, such as restaurants, Cuba has already allowed small business owners to hire their staff directly.

  • Thursday, December 1st 2016 - 18:14 UTC

    Brazil anticipates blockbuster 2017 harvest and exports

    Agroconsult estimates Brazil soybean production at 102.6 MT for 2016/2017, which would  be in line with the 103.5 MMT  estimate by Brazil’s CONAB

    Brazil is getting ready for a blockbuster 2017 harvest and booming exports, amid favorable weather forecasts, according to recent estimates. With a plentiful harvest expected, Brazil’s National Grain Association predicts grain exports will rebound, with soybean exports of 60 MT in 2017, compared with some 51 MT for 2016. Corn exports will increase to 30 MT, compared with some 18.5 MT in 2016, the association reported.

  • Wednesday, November 30th 2016 - 10:55 UTC

    Peruvian ex First Lady must face charges before taking job as FAO representative

    United Nations said Nadine Heredia would remain an FAO employee but she would not take her post until the corruption investigation concludes.

    The United Nations has postponed the promotion of former Peruvian first lady Nadine Heredia to a key post in the Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, in Geneva amid a money laundering investigation. The Judicial branch of Peru ordered Heredia to return to the country within 10 days after she left for Switzerland for several days to begin her role as the FAO's Geneva director.

  • Tuesday, November 29th 2016 - 08:37 UTC

    Brazil anticipates soy exports of 60m tons and 30m tons of corn from 2017

    Agroconsult estimates Brazil soybean production at 102.6 MT for 2016/2017, which would  be in line with the 103.5 MMT  estimate by Brazil’s CONAB

    Brazil is getting ready for a blockbuster 2017 harvest and booming exports, amid favorable weather forecasts, according to recent estimates. With a plentiful harvest expected, Brazil’s National Grain Association predicts grain exports will rebound, with soybean exports of 60 MT in 2017, compared with some 51 MT for 2016. Corn exports will increase to 30 MT, compared with some 18.5 MT in 2016, the association reported.

  • Wednesday, November 16th 2016 - 08:55 UTC

    Brazil and Argentina crop and yield estimates on the increase

    Brazil’s CONAB has raised its soybean production estimate to 103.5 MMT, an increase of 1.9 MMT, and also increased soybean exports by 5 MMT

    Brazil and Argentina production estimates are going up, but hailstorms ruined soybean and corn crops in Argentina’s Santa Fe Province. However, La Niña is forecast to be relatively mild this year, according to NOAA forecasters.

  • Wednesday, November 16th 2016 - 08:47 UTC

    EU farmers on alert at the prospect of increased imports of beef from Mercosur

    ”We expect that countries that we are trading with now, or negotiating with, will take into account this study in moderating their expectations” said Mr Hogan.

    Cheaper imports from Mercosur and the recovering dairy market will push down EU beef production and prices, states in a long-awaited impact study released by the European Union. Dairy and pigmeat exports will see steady gains, says the report, which looked at the cost of 12 pending trade deals on EU agri-food markets.

  • Tuesday, November 15th 2016 - 20:09 UTC

    World cereal production remains strong; summer 2017 crops in South America expected to expand

    The Russian Federation's wheat output is now anticipated to set a new record, while favorable weather is also boosting yield prospects in Kazakhstan

    World cereal production for 2016 should amount to 2 571 million tonnes, up marginally from FAO's October forecast and 1.5% above the 2015 output. The updated figure, released Monday in the Cereal and Supply Demand Brief, reflects a substantial upgrade of the outlook for world wheat production, which is now expected to rise to 746.7 million tonnes, a 4.3 million increase from FAO's October forecast.