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”.

Monday, October 17th 2011 - 21:46 UTC

Spanish corporation will construct 70ml bio-ethanol plant in Uruguay

The plant will use sorghum, maize, barley and wheat

Spain’s Abengoa has announced that it will construct a bio-ethanol plant in the department of Paysandu, Uruguay, for Alcoholes de Uruguay, or ALUR. The contract, which includes the construction of an adjoining power cogeneration plant, is worth 120 million dollars.

Thursday, October 13th 2011 - 07:50 UTC

Colombian president praises US congress for ratifying free trade agreement

Juan Manuel Santos addressed the country on national television <br />

President Juan Manuel Santos praised US Congress ratification of a long-stalled free trade agreement with the United States and said it was a historic day for Colombian business and workers.


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