Tuesday, November 2nd 2010 - 04:33 UTC

Sunflower comeback in Argentina: planted area forecasted to increase 24%

Once the main oil seed in Argentina, sunflower is again attractive

The area sown with sunflower in Argentina is forecasted to increase 24% this coming 2010/11 season reaching 1.62 million hectares according to Argentina’s Sunflower Association (Asagir) and based on data from the Buenos Aires Cereals market.

Monday, November 1st 2010 - 05:48 UTC

New rush of foreign investors, mainly Argentines, to purchase land in Uruguay

Over a million hectares are now planted with soybeans

Interest in fixed assets, strong commodities’ prices and growing prospects that global demand for food producing land will continue have generated a new rush of foreign investors to buy land in Uruguay.

Saturday, October 23rd 2010 - 03:34 UTC

Land purchases by foreign investors, an “explosive cocktail” for small farmers

Olivier De Schutter, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the right to food,

Land purchases by foreign investors in poor countries and the growing use of bio-fuels are boosting pressures on agricultural farmland and helping make 500 million small farmers hungry, a U.N. envoy said this week.

Saturday, October 23rd 2010 - 03:21 UTC

South American soy producers ally “to avoid buyers’ manipulation”

Brazilian Agriculture Minister Wagner Rossi.

Argentina and Brazil are negotiating an alliance with other South American producers of grains and oilseeds to deal jointly with buyers in Asia and elsewhere, according to Brazilian Agriculture Minister Wagner Rossi.

Wednesday, October 20th 2010 - 00:59 UTC

China purchases 70.000 tons of Argentine soybean oil; in November 80.000 tons?

Argentina is the world’s leading exporter of soybean oil

China has bought at least 70,000 tons of Argentine soybean oil after Beijing decided to unlock the imports ban that had resulted in a mounting-tension conflict. The move came after China agreed to allow all products coming from Argentina to enter its ports and was reported by Oil World magazine.

Thursday, October 14th 2010 - 05:35 UTC

US farm exports forecasted to surpass the 2008 record of 115 billion US dollars

Joe Glauber, the US Department of Agriculture’s chief economist.

United States farm exports may surpass a 2008 record of 115.3 billion US dollars on surging corn, soybean and wheat prices, according to Joe Glauber, the US Department of Agriculture’s chief economist.

Thursday, October 14th 2010 - 05:32 UTC

Argentine farmers warn on deteriorating conditions for agriculture and livestock

SRA president Hugo Luis Biolcati: ten million head of cattle lost since the Kirchner couple arrived

The combination of policies from the Argentine presidential Kirchner couple and scarce rainfall have had devastating consequences for agriculture and livestock breeding, claimed Hugo Luis Biolcati president of the Argentine Rural Society, SRA, the country’s strongest farmers’ lobby.

Wednesday, October 13th 2010 - 23:36 UTC

FAO promotes agriculture resources in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Soils are better and 13 million hectares are waiting to return to full production

The countries of Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia have vast untapped agricultural resources and can play a vital role in improving world food security, the FAO and EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) said at the opening of a two-day meeting in Istanbul this week.

Tuesday, October 12th 2010 - 06:59 UTC

China resumes purchases of Argentine soy beans banned since April

Argentine Ambassador to China Cesar Mayoral

China’s two largest state-owned grains and oilseeds trading companies to import soybean oil from Argentina, easing restrictions imposed in April. Beijing-based Cofco Ltd., China’s biggest grain trader, and China Grain Reserves Corp. have been cleared by the commerce ministry to import soybean oil from Argentina.

Tuesday, October 12th 2010 - 06:36 UTC

UN corn and soybean futures resumed rally on Monday

The rally was fuelled by the US Agriculture Department estimates

United States corn and soybean futures resumed their rally Monday as a surprising government crop report from last week continued to drive concerns over supplies.


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