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Montevideo, July 21st 2018 - 11:36 UTC

Tag: agriculture

  • Wednesday, July 11th 2018 - 08:47 UTC

    China confident it can replace US soybeans with supplies from South America

    Yu said China can buy more rapeseed, sunflower seeds, and bring in more soybean meal, rapeseed meal, sunflower meal and fishmeal to fill any supply gaps

    China can increase soybean imports from other countries to reduce reliance on buying from the United States, the president of state grains trader COFCO said in an interview with the Communist Party’s official People’s Daily paper on Wednesday.

  • Friday, June 29th 2018 - 09:13 UTC

    Beijing eases limits on foreign investment in banks, car industry and agriculture

    The Trump administration cited the rules as an example of unfair practices when it announced plans for tariffs on Chinese goods earlier this year.

    The Chinese government has eased rules that limit foreign investment in the country's banks, car industry and agriculture. The barriers have drawn criticism from trading partners, including the US. The Trump administration cited the rules as an example of unfair practices when it announced plans for tariffs on Chinese goods earlier this year.

  • Wednesday, June 27th 2018 - 08:12 UTC

    Argentine economy shrinks 0.9% as agriculture hit by drought plummets 31%

    It was the first negative monthly reading since February 2017. The economy shrank 2.7% in April from March

    Argentina’s economy shrank in April for the first time in more than a year, government data showed on Tuesday, while the central bank held its policy rate stable at 40% in the first rate decision since a shakeup in its leadership.

  • Tuesday, June 12th 2018 - 08:13 UTC

    Dairy prices push the FAO Food Price Index up in May

    The FAO Dairy Price Index increased 5.5% in May, averaging 11.5% higher than a year earlier. (FAO)

    Global agricultural food commodity prices rose in May, with dairy prices jumping significantly. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 176.2 points during the month, up 1.2% from April.

  • Friday, June 8th 2018 - 08:25 UTC

    Brazil launches massive package of soft loans for agriculture, US$ 51.13bn

    The loans and credit lines will be accessible to producers starting July 1 and through June 30, 2019, Maggi said

    Brazil announced on Wednesday evening that it has earmarked up to 194.3 billion Reais or US$ 51.13bn in loans to promote large and medium-sized agricultural producers. At a ceremony in the capital Brasilia, President Michel Temer and his Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi unveiled the government's “2018-19 Agriculture and Cattle Ranching Program”, which devotes slightly more resources to the sector than last year's 190.25 billion Reais (US$ 50.06 billion).

  • Wednesday, June 6th 2018 - 08:32 UTC

    Brazil declared by OIE free of FMD with vaccination

    OIE Director general Monique Eloit delivered the certificate to Blairo Maggi, Brazil’s minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Food at OIE headquarters in Paris

    The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) has officially declared Brazil as a country free from Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) with vaccination. The decision for this occurred late May, in Paris. The decision took place after approval last year from the OIE’s scientific committee, which is constituted by 181 member states.

  • Wednesday, May 30th 2018 - 08:43 UTC

    Argentina set to expand fresh beef exports to Japan and China

    Minister Etchevehere said Argentina prides itself on the quality of its beef, and aims to carve out a significant portion of the Japanese market.

    Argentina is set to expand fresh beef exports to Asia, with Japan and China having already approved import deals, the country's agriculture minister said. Luis Miguel Etchevehere in Tokyo said that Argentina has signed a deal with the Japanese government under which Tokyo will authorize imports of fresh beef from Argentina by late July. His country has also inked a beef export agreement with Beijing.

  • Wednesday, May 9th 2018 - 08:19 UTC

    Brazilian farmers optimism sky high with increasing grain prices and cheap credit

    Brazil’s past two soy crops set all-time records with farmers likely to boost investment and improve efficiency.

    Farm equipment manufacturers in Brazil are expecting g on strong sales this year, boosted by a second straight bumper soy crop and rising grain prices, which will more than offset weakness in the sugar cane sector, they said at a major trade show. Some machinery producers are forecasting sales growth as high as 8% in 2018 as farmers’ confidence rises and record-low interest rates encourage them to borrow and invest.

  • Thursday, May 3rd 2018 - 08:44 UTC

    Uruguay´s soybean crop forecasted to drop 43% because of devastating drought

    Soybean production is forecast to drop to 1.7 million tons in 2017-18, according to an April 30 GAIN report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

    Due to the recent devastating drought, soybean production in Uruguay is forecast to drop to 1.7 million tons in 2017-18, according to an April 30 Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

  • Thursday, April 19th 2018 - 08:48 UTC

    Brazil allows processors to resume chicken exports but EU considering a ban

    The Brazilian agriculture ministry’s decision may bring only temporary relief to the company, with exports from several BRF poultry plants facing a possible EU ban

    Brazil’s largest chicken processor BRF SA has been allowed to resume production at nine plants that export to the European Union, the Ministry of Agriculture said on Wednesday, a day before a potential EU ban related to a food safety scandal. The ministry clarified that one more plant had been cleared, referring to a firm appearing in the document as SHB Comércio e Indústria de Alimentos SA, which is also controlled by BRF.

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