Thursday, November 17th 2011 - 23:41 UTC

Paraguay’s wheat exports doubled in a year to over a million tons

Income from wheat has increased 33 fold in a decade

Paraguay’s wheat exports have doubled in 2011 compared to the previous year and has increased 33 fold in the last decade, and this has been based on a government-private effort of investing in scientific research and technology.

Monday, November 14th 2011 - 21:21 UTC

Falklands establishes agriculture and trade cooperation links with Uruguay

Agricultural Advisor ‘Mac’ McArthur admires Uruguayan livestock

If proof was ever needed that adversity leads to a greater determination to succeed, it has been amply provided in a recent trip by the Falkland Islands Senior Agricultural Advisor, “Mac” McArthur, on a trade mission and cultural visit to Uruguay.

Saturday, November 12th 2011 - 09:53 UTC

Argentina expects soy crop of 49.5 million tons and 30 million tons of corn

Rosario is one of the world's biggest grains ports

Argentina's 2011/2012 soy harvest is seen at 49.5 million tons, down from 50.3 million tons last season, the Rosario Grains Exchange said in its monthly crop report on Friday.

Friday, November 4th 2011 - 08:20 UTC

FAO food price index drops in October but remains higher than in 2010 and volatile

Global wheat harvest is estimated to increase 6% over last year

The FAO Food price index dropped to an 11-month low in October, declining 4%, or nine points, to 216 points from September. Nonetheless prices still remain generally higher than last year and very volatile, FAO said.

Saturday, October 22nd 2011 - 04:24 UTC

Booming regional dairy industry will meet in Uruguay to talk expansion plans

Uruguay has the highest per capita milk consumption in the Americas <br />

The Pan-American Milk Federation, Frepale, is scheduled to meet in Uruguay next November 15/17 to celebrate its twentieth anniversary. The federation, the strongest in the region chose Punta del Este for the event because it was here that it was born two decades ago.

Saturday, October 22nd 2011 - 04:23 UTC

Bolivia’s Morales yields to Amazon Indian protests and scraps plan to build highway

The Brazilian financed project will be re-routed promised the Bolivian president <br />

President Evo Morales said Friday that he was scrapping plans to build a highway through a nature reserve in Bolivia's jungle lowlands, bowing to public pressure after a two-month protest march by Amazon Indians.

Saturday, October 22nd 2011 - 00:43 UTC

Mercosur and EU will be ready to exchange trade proposals ‘in June 2012’

Uruguayan Foreign Affairs minister Almagro made the announcement <br />

Mercosur and the European Union are committed to presenting their proposals with list of products for a free trade agreement in June 2012, announced on Friday Uruguay’s Foreign Affaire minister Luis Almagro.

Thursday, October 20th 2011 - 06:51 UTC

Cuba to lease larger plots to private farmers hoping to increase food production

Farms will have a max area of 67 hectares compares to the current 13 hectares limit

Cuba will greatly expand the amount of land granted to private farmers, an agriculture official said on Wednesday, as the country struggles to boost food production.

Wednesday, October 19th 2011 - 06:32 UTC

Argentine farmers promise that “claims from our sector will keep coming”

Biolcati described President Cristina Fernandez visit to a farmers’ organization as “a nice gesture”

Argentine Rural Society’s head, Hugo Biolcati, praised the visit President Cristina Fernández made to Coninagro farmers’ federation, but emphasized that “the claims from our sector will keep coming.”

Tuesday, October 18th 2011 - 08:54 UTC

Argentine farmers join the fold and say the conflict ‘is over’ and praise CFK

‘Nothing good came out from the conflict, neither for the Government nor the farmers’, said Garetto

One of the four rural organizations that for several years clashed with the Argentine government over export taxes considers the conflict “to be over” and said that President Cristina Fernandez “remains committed to helping the farming sector”.


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