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Montevideo, June 18th 2018 - 08:01 UTC


  • Friday, April 20th 2018 - 09:08 UTC

    EU bans chicken imports from several suppliers in Brazil

     “I was in Europe last week and we were waiting for a definition of how many, if any plants, were going to be de-listed,” Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said

    Europe’s decision to ban meat imports from several Brazilian suppliers affects 30 to 35% of the country’s exports to the bloc and will force companies to find new markets while officials work to reverse the measure, Brazil’s Agriculture Minister said.

  • Friday, April 20th 2018 - 08:38 UTC

    First shipment of Argentine lemons to the US in 17 years

    “Let's send off the first truck, which will carry our produce to our brothers in the United States,” president Mauricio Macri said during an event in Tucuman.

    Argentina sent its first shipment of lemons to the United States in 17 years, a few months after President Donald Trump authorized citrus imports from the country.

  • Thursday, April 19th 2018 - 18:15 UTC

    US/China trade war reaches Midwest sorghum with tariffs of 178.6%

    Last year, Chinese buyers purchased more than 90% of the 245 million bushels of sorghum America exported.

    United States sorghum farmers fear they will lose their largest export market if China follows through with a tariff on their crop. China imposed preliminary anti-dumping tariffs of 178.6% on U.S. sorghum this week as part of its ongoing trade dispute with the U.S.

  • Thursday, April 19th 2018 - 08:48 UTC

    Brazil allows processors to resume chicken exports but EU considering a ban

    The Brazilian agriculture ministry’s decision may bring only temporary relief to the company, with exports from several BRF poultry plants facing a possible EU ban

    Brazil’s largest chicken processor BRF SA has been allowed to resume production at nine plants that export to the European Union, the Ministry of Agriculture said on Wednesday, a day before a potential EU ban related to a food safety scandal. The ministry clarified that one more plant had been cleared, referring to a firm appearing in the document as SHB Comércio e Indústria de Alimentos SA, which is also controlled by BRF.

  • Wednesday, April 11th 2018 - 18:35 UTC

    Argentina imports 120.000 tons of soy-beans from United States

    The USDA in its daily export sale reporting system said 120,000 tons of U.S. soybeans were sold to Argentina for delivery during the 2018-19 marketing season

    Argentina, the world’s third biggest soy producer, booked its largest purchase of U.S. soybeans in 20 years on Tuesday after drought cut its harvest, forcing crushers there to turn to imports. The surprise move pushed Chicago soybean futures to a one-month high, in the latest development to upend global soy trading after top buyer China last week proposed tariffs on U.S. imports amid an intensifying Washington-Beijing trade dispute.

  • Wednesday, April 11th 2018 - 09:39 UTC

    Falklands' meat company enters contract to supply defense facilities at MPC/MPA

    The contract is for five years, delivering beef, lamb and mutton to the MOD’s and Ecolog’s exacting standards of price, availability and - of course - quality.

    The Falkland Islands Meat Company - FIMCo - has entered into a supply contract with Ecolog – a key provider for UK Ministry of Defense facilities at MPC/MPA, to provide their high-quality Falkland Islands meats. The contract is for five years, delivering beef, lamb and mutton to the MOD’s and Ecolog’s exacting standards of price, availability and - of course - quality.

  • Wednesday, April 11th 2018 - 09:21 UTC

    Drought will cost Argentina's herd up to a million head

    A wave of hot, dry weather since November has cut 40% off overall grains production in the world’s No. 3 corn and soy exporter

    Argentina’s herd will shrink by up to 1 million head of cattle next year as ranchers facing scorched pastures after the worst drought in decades decide to slaughter females rather than grow their herds, analysts said.

  • Tuesday, April 10th 2018 - 09:09 UTC

    Sharing cash for farmers, one of the biggest post Brexit challenge, say experts

    The UK received £3.4 billion in Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) payments in 2016, with England allocated significantly less per person than the other nations.

    Quitting the European Union means the UK will have to go back to the drawing board over devolution, constitutional experts have warned. Wrangles over sharing out cash for farmers will be one of the biggest challenges ministers face, according to the Institute for Government (IfG).

  • Sunday, April 8th 2018 - 21:16 UTC

    What does the new Falklands ‘Islands Plan’ mean for South America?

    The Plan makes a specific reference to promoting the Falklands as the natural “gateway to Antarctica”,

    Over the past decade it is has become customary for a newly elected Legislative Assembly in the Falkland Islands to publish an ‘Islands Plan’. As there are no political parties in the Falkland Islands, all eight members of the Assembly are independents. Therefore there is no collective manifesto when elected to office. This has traditionally been addressed via a consensus-based Islands Plan.

  • Tuesday, April 3rd 2018 - 08:48 UTC

    Brazil subsidized loans for the 2018/19 agriculture program will reach US$ 58bn

    The government’s farm program offers subsidized loans to finance agricultural commodities and make investments such as in silos and agricultural machinery.

    Brazil's Agriculture Ministry plans to increase funds available to finance the farm sector, an official announced, noting that a decline in inflation has allowed the government to boost funding in a country that is the world’s largest exporter of staples like soybeans and coffee.