Wednesday, May 14th 2014 - 05:19 UTC

Mujica meets Kerry to implement support at technology and education levels

Secretary Kerry described Uruguay as an old reliable friend of the US

President Jose Mujica addressing US Secretary of State John Kerry said that Uruguay has a significant deficit in technology and scientific education, and was hopeful that cooperation with the United States would help insisting that the goal is achieving equality and wealth distribution.

Saturday, May 10th 2014 - 00:45 UTC

Latam and Caribbean committed to eradicate hunger in the region by 2025

All thirty-three countries of the region signed up at the FAO conference in Chile

Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean have advanced a robust agenda aimed at achieving the eradication of hunger in the region, during a major FAO meeting which concluded on Friday in Chile.

Saturday, May 10th 2014 - 00:05 UTC

Despite some setbacks, FAO expects second largest cereal production this year

Overall the FAO food price index was 3.5% down compared to a year ago

Weather conditions in various countries and political tensions in the Black Sea region have made food markets more volatile, FAO reports in the new Food Outlook. In its first major forecast for 2014, FAO puts cereal production at 2 458 million tons (including milled rice), down some 2.4% from the 2013 record, though global output is still expected to be the second largest ever.

Monday, May 5th 2014 - 07:04 UTC

Uruguay displaces Argentina as the main supplier of milk to Brazil

Dairy farming in Uruguay has been increasing sustainably for decades

Uruguay's dairy industry has overtaken Argentina as the main supplier of milk to Brazil, according to Globo Rural, a Brazilian site which specializes in farming news. “Brazil's imports were globally 60% Argentine milk and the rest, 40% from Uruguay, but now Uruguay has moved to over 50%, meaning Argentina is losing ground in Latam largest economy and leading Mercosur partner”, Anibal Schaller manager of the Milk Industry Center, admitted to Globo Rural.

Friday, May 2nd 2014 - 09:46 UTC

Major dairy farming invester in Uruguay sells land to recoup losses

Singapore Olam took control of the 49 dairy farms NZ farming company had in Uruguay

NZ Farming Systems Uruguay, the dairy unit of Singapore-based Olam International in Uruguay, has sold some 7,771 hectares of farm land in Uruguay to local interests for about 53.7 million dollars in gross cash proceeds. The transactions would free up cash “for redeployment into more value-accretive projects,” Olam said in a statement.

Monday, April 28th 2014 - 23:53 UTC

Coffee prices soar as Brazil's crop plummets because of adverse weather

Don't be surprised at the higher prices for an 'expresso'

Because of adverse climate conditions Brazil’s Arabica coffee prices have recently surged 94%, to 2.144 dollars for half a kilogram ($2.30) on the New York futures market.

Friday, April 25th 2014 - 05:31 UTC

Brazil investigating potential case of atypical mad cow disease in Matto Grosso

 The country experienced a case of atypical BSE in late 2012

Brazil is investigating a potential case of atypical mad cow disease, the agriculture ministry said on Thursday, just over a year after several countries banned Brazilian beef imports when a similar case of the disease was confirmed.

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 - 05:37 UTC

Brazil anticipates lower soy exports because of a weaker Chinese demand

Anyhow the export volume is expected to reach 43 million tons

Brazilian soy crushing association Abiove said on Tuesday the nation would export 43 million tons of soybeans from this season's nearly harvested crop, down from its forecast of 44 million tons a month earlier due to weaker Chinese demand.

Monday, April 21st 2014 - 07:25 UTC

China's main soy-bean importers in concerted action to bring prices down

It's soybean harvest time in South America and silos are binging

Chinese buyers may default on a further 1.2 million tons of soybeans worth about 900 million dollars being shipped from the United States and South America, to avoid incurring huge losses in a depressed local market, the country’s top soy buyer said.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014 - 23:11 UTC

Argentina prepares to celebrate worldwide Malbec Day on 17 April

Malbec Day will be celebrated in New York and London with the Cambalache show

Next 17 April is “World Malbec Day” and for the fourth running year Argentina Wines will be promoting the image of the varietal in over sixty events in 55 different cities in 44 countries. This year the event will be supported by the pleasure of good music with the purpose of attracting young consumers, 25 to 35 year old.


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