Thursday, September 26th 2013 - 06:34 UTC

Storm death toll of recently sheared sheep in Uruguay climbs to 54.200, not counting lambs

The dead adult sheep following the five-day storm

The recent rain, wind and cold storm that severely punished Uruguayan farmers last week caused the death of 54.200 adult sheep. The sum from a survey conducted by the Uruguayan Wool Secretariat, SUL, almost doubles the original 30.000 estimate and does not include the recently born lambs.

Thursday, September 26th 2013 - 06:21 UTC

Argentina expects at least 50 million tons of soy and 30 million of corn in 2013/14

Minister Yauhar anticipated that the government is considering lifting restrictions on cereal exports

Argentina’s 2013/14 soybean crop will be above 50 million tons while corn can be expected to reach 30 million tons, according to the country’s Agriculture minister Norberto Yauhar, based on preliminary production estimates. The minister also advanced that caps on wheat and corn exports could be lifted in the near future.

Monday, September 23rd 2013 - 18:48 UTC

Egypt for Sale

The ousted Morsi (R) and strongman General El-Sisi

Three years has seen the overturn of two government, the deaths of thousands of people and the destruction of much of the Egyptian economy. In the end, the mobs have changed nothing, except to make their own lives more miserable.

Friday, September 20th 2013 - 08:24 UTC

US corn exporters concerned with Mercosur competition in Venezuela

The duty on Mercosur corn imports is 8% whereas the duty US corn is 15%.

United States corn exporters are concerned with the fact that Venezuela, one of their prime markets, is now a full member of Mercosur, which includes Brazil and Argentina two major exporting countries.

Thursday, September 19th 2013 - 19:31 UTC

China has become Uruguay’s main market for beef taking 25% of exports

Livestock in Uruguay has a privileged sanitary status

China in just a year has become Uruguay’s main client for beef absorbing 25% of exports equivalent to 190 million dollars in the last agriculture year (July 2012/June 2013). Uruguay exports totalled 390.000 tons according to the latest release from the country’s Meats Institute, INAC.

Thursday, September 19th 2013 - 07:55 UTC

Three-day pouring rain and wind storm kills over 30.000 sheep in Uruguay

Dead freshly sheared sheep in the paddocks and fields

Thousands of sheep dead, 1.500 people evacuated, blown roofs, flooded roads and farm land was the result of three days non-stop of pouring rainfall and strong winds that punished Uruguay beginning last Friday.

Tuesday, September 17th 2013 - 06:40 UTC

FAO praises Argentina’s law on rural land as an example for Latam countries

According to the law there is a 15% limit on land in non-Argentine hands

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) praised Argentina’s Law on Rural Lands (Ley de Tierras Rurales), stating that the measure could serve as an example for the region. FAO has invited Argentine representatives to expound their experience with the law at a workshop to be staged next week in the Colombian capital of Bogotá.

Sunday, September 15th 2013 - 20:22 UTC

Brazil forecasted to become the leading country in soybean production

USDA forecasts a Brazilian production of 88 million tons

Brazil is to top the world soybean production league for the first time, thanks to the incentive to farmers provided from resilient prices and a weak Real, overtaking the US, whose hopes have been dented by drought.

Friday, September 13th 2013 - 00:43 UTC

US farmers’ agri-business cooperative opens office in Montevideo

CHS already has offices in Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil

CHS Inc., a United States farmer-owned cooperative and a global agribusiness, announced it has opened an office at Montevideo, Uruguay, making it the fourth South American nation in which CHS has operations.

Thursday, September 12th 2013 - 01:14 UTC

Latam trade and growth reflects the weak global economy says Eclac

Paraguay and Uruguay with the largest increases in export values largely because of considerable growth in soybean and meat sales

The foreign trade performance of Latin America and the Caribbean reflects the weak global economy. Regional export values are expected to grow by just 1.5% in 2013 (3% in volumes and -1.5% in prices) - which is similar to the 1.4% growth observed in 2012.


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