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Montevideo, January 24th 2017 - 23:24 UTC

Agriculture

  • Friday, June 3rd 2016 - 06:40 UTC

    Falklands are “my homeland”, with the right to freely choose our own future

    Ms. Krysteen Ormond, JP, Falkland Islands Government Representative to the United Nations Decolonization Committee

    The Falklands are a people, “my homeland”, with the right to freely choose our own future, as enshrined as leading principle in the UN Charter and safeguarded by the several covenants on civil and political rights, said Falklands' government representative Krysteen Ormond addressing the Pacific Regional Seminar of the C24, Special Decolonization Committee.

  • Thursday, June 2nd 2016 - 14:09 UTC

    Monsanto and Argentina closer to an agreement on exports inspections dispute

    Monsanto and Argentina have been at loggerheads over the company's request that Argentine exporters inspect soybean shipments to ensure growers pay royalties.

    Monsanto Co., eager to get royalties from growers in Argentina on genetically modified soybeans, said on Wednesday it was still trying to resolve a dispute with the government over inspections, while an agricultural ministry source said a deal may be reached in the coming days.

  • Saturday, May 28th 2016 - 07:46 UTC

    British Pavilion at Uruguay's main agriculture show, Expo Prado, next September

    Ambassador Lyster-Binns said the aim is to promote UK exports and provide UK companies in Uruguay a platform to sell and promote their products or services.

    At a breakfast at the residence of Ambassador Ben Lyster-Binns on May 25th, the British Embassy in Montevideo and the Rural Association of Uruguay (ARU) presented the proposal for the British Pavilion at Expo Prado 2016. Representatives of several companies that have ties with the UK, many of which already formed part of the pavilion in 2015 and 2014, attended the event.

  • Saturday, May 28th 2016 - 06:38 UTC

    UK and Eire farmers warn about falling farm-gate prices, and celebrate exclusion of Mercosur beef

    NFUS livestock committee chairman Charlie Adam said that processors must start working with farmer representatives, rather than dictating to them

    Following a meeting to discuss common concerns, the British Isles' farming unions – NFU Scotland, the English NFU, NFU Cymru, the Ulster Farmers Union and the Irish Farmers Association – issued a joint statement warning buyers that the downward pressure on farm-gate prices was “sapping confidence” out of the sector.

  • Monday, May 23rd 2016 - 14:09 UTC

    Hundreds of thousands in 500 cities worldwide protest against Monsanto

    According to the March Against Monsanto (MAM) group, people in around 500 cities held peaceful protests against the corporation’s policies

    Hundreds of thousands of people have demonstrated in nearly 50 countries around the globe to protest against the US mega producer company of genetically engineered (GE) seeds Monsanto, saying the corporation’s modified food and chemical herbicides pose grave threats to health.

  • Friday, May 20th 2016 - 10:28 UTC

    Argentina expected to export 25% fewer soybeans because of the extensive floods

    The USDA maintained its export forecast of 11.4 million metric tons, however, despite skepticism from market watchers.

    Argentina could export up to 25% fewer soybeans this year than last, analysts said, after severe rains left many fields underwater, damaging oilseed quality. In April, floods inundated key farm areas of Argentina, the world's third-biggest exporter of raw soybeans, prompting the U.S. Department of Agriculture to slash its forecast for soybean output to 56.5 million metric tons this year.

  • Thursday, May 19th 2016 - 12:15 UTC

    Monsanto threatens to leave Argentina on a seeds' inspection dispute

    The US company issued a statement saying it was ‘disappointed‘that talks with the Argentine government had not yielded an agreement on the inspection issue.

    The seeds' multinational Monsanto Co. said it would suspend future soybean technologies in Argentina, a move that could limit output of the country’s main cash crop, after a disagreement with the government over inspections of genetically modified soybeans.

  • Wednesday, May 18th 2016 - 12:07 UTC

    Argentina forecasted to increase wheat area by 25% for a 15/16 million tons crop

    Argentina, the world’s 10th biggest wheat exporter, shipped 3.13 million tons of the grain in the first quarter of 2016 versus 1.53 million in the same 2015 period

    Argentine wheat exports more than doubled in the first quarter, government data showed, as farmers rushed to sell stockpiles ahead of an expected jump in plantings spurred by the open-market policies of new President Mauricio Macri. The surge in Argentine supply is hitting an oversaturated world market and putting downward pressure on wheat prices already near their lowest levels in six years.

  • Tuesday, May 17th 2016 - 06:23 UTC

    Falklands hopeful of improved relations with Argentina, Gilbert House tells BIMR conference

    Cherie Clifford, MLA Dr. Barry Elsby meet CPA Secretary General Akbar Khan at the States of Assembly in the island of Jersey

    Falkland Islands remains hopeful of improved relations with the new administration of Argentina and cooperation in the many areas of mutual interest such as fisheries and connectivity, but sovereignty of the Falklands is not for negotiation, reads the Gilbert House report to the 46th British Isles and Mediterranean Region Conference, which opened on Sunday in Jersey.

  • Monday, May 16th 2016 - 21:42 UTC

    Falkland Islands' biosecurity officers thwart Argentine ant army invasion

    The ants were identified by UK experts as the extremely invasive Argentine Ant (Linepithema humile),

    By Ross James, Biosecurity Officer for Penguin News - An Argentine army, thousands strong invaded the Falklands recently, and their arrival went unnoticed for several weeks before the alarm was raised. The Argentine Ants arrived aboard a yacht which had sailed non-stop around the world from Australia, non-stop that is until huge waves swept the singlehanded 78 year-old sailor overboard and capsized his yacht as he rounded Cape Horn. In a stroke of luck a subsequent wave righted the vessel and at the same time the sailor was able to pull himself back aboard.