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Montevideo, April 29th 2017 - 17:29 UTC

Agriculture

  • Monday, July 27th 2009 - 12:23 UTC

    Castro announces second belt tightening and calls on Cubans to work the land

    “The land is waiting for our sweat”, enough of “down with imperialism” underlined Raul Castro

    On the 56th anniversary of the start of the Cuban Revolution, the message from President Raul Castro was not at all celebratory: the country must prepare for a second round of belt tightening because of the global financial crisis and promoting agriculture and food production is a “strategic priority”.

  • Friday, July 24th 2009 - 14:00 UTC

    Major world campaign against Foot and Mouth Disease

    FMD easily crosses national boundaries

    A major offensive aimed at bringing Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) under global control has been launched by FAO and the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

  • Monday, July 20th 2009 - 12:56 UTC

    Argentine dairy farm 50 years in the business forced to close

    The Magnasco family milk 1.000 cows and produce 22.000 litres daily.

    Magnasco, one of the oldest dairy farms in Argentina with a history of more than 50 years has ceased activities and will dedicate its farmland to potatoes. The family business which owns four dairy farms and rents another five took the drastic action because “there’s no way of making of profit” with the erred agriculture policies from the administration of the Kirchner couple.

  • Wednesday, July 15th 2009 - 11:26 UTC

    Chilean sheep farming industry targets double lamb exports by 2010

    Magallanes in the extreme south, is Chile’s main sheep farming territory.

    The Chilean sheep farming industry is embarking on a million dollar master plan to boost the national sheep population and double lamb exports by 2010.

  • Monday, July 13th 2009 - 12:16 UTC

    Argentine farmers and industry accept dialogue, but also want “deep changes”

    Farmers’ leader Buzzi praised the initiative but also warns it was born out of defeat

    Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s call to a dialogue with all sectors and “on all issues” received a positive response from farmers and manufactures, but they also requested “deep changes” following the government’s defeat on June 28th mid term election.

  • Monday, July 13th 2009 - 11:46 UTC

    Brazil feed lot industry more cautious about expansion

    In 2008, Brazilian feed lots managed 1.6 million cattle.

    Brazil is planning to increase the number of cattle in feed lots by 4.6% which would be equivalent to a total of 1.673.500 heads, according to Beef Point, a Brazilian portal linked to the meat industry.

  • Friday, July 10th 2009 - 12:48 UTC

    Uruguayan farmland selling prices down 20 to 30%

    Soybeans, wheat and rice have boosted farmland prices

    The cost of farmland in Uruguay has dropped between 20% and 30% in the first half of 2009 and the number of operations has fallen drastically, 70% according to local camp brokers.

  • Friday, July 10th 2009 - 07:38 UTC

    Another record wheat year is forecasted for Uruguay

    Estimates are that 500.000 hectares will be planted with wheat

    Uruguay could be heading for another record of farmland dedicated to wheat and although it is too early to have the exact data, estimates are above 500.000 hectares. Good climate and lower input costs, mainly from fertilizers, could be anticipating a record harvest next December overtaking the 480.000 hectares and 1.2 million tons of the 2008 crop, according to reports in the Montevideo press based on official and private estimates.

  • Wednesday, July 8th 2009 - 08:04 UTC

    Mercosur soy bean reserves stand at a minimum

    Global oilseeds supply depends on a good US crop

    South America’s soy bean reserves suffered a strong reduction following recent sales while the global supply could be affected depending on the US crop and weather in the northern hemisphere according to Oil World latest forecast

  • Friday, June 26th 2009 - 12:49 UTC

    Lula da Silva unveils agriculture 53 billion USD support plan

    “We must be ready for when the hibernating bear wakes up”

    Brazilian president Lula da Silva announced Thursday the 2009/2010 Agriculture and Livestock Plan which will provide the equivalent of 53 billion US dollars in aid, to help farmers take advantage of rising global demand for food. This represents a 37% increase over the previous farm year.