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Tag: Argentine Rural Society (SRA)

  • Wednesday, March 22nd 2017 - 12:09 UTC

    Argentine farmers confident they can increase sales 28% to UK in the short term

    SRA president Etchevehere said that Brexit was a great opportunity to strengthen bilateral trade in a “strategic and complementary” form.

    Argentina has the potential to increase food sales to the UK by 28% in the short term, from the current US$ 830 million to US$ 1.060bn, according to the president of the powerful farmers' organization, Argentine Rural Society, Luis Miguel Etchevehere, currently in London with a business mission sponsored by the Argentine foreign ministry, the Argentine-British Chamber of Commerce and the embassy in London.

  • 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.

  • Saturday, May 7th 2016 - 06:20 UTC

    Lord Price said UK and Argentina at the start of a new era of bilateral relations

    Lord Price had a full two-day agenda in Buenos Aires including government and private contacts. The UK delegation also visited the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange

    British Trade and Investment Minister, Lord Price said that Argentina and the UK are at the beginning of a new era in bilateral relations and in an excellent position to turn common interests into concrete business interests. Lord Price together with a mission of UK top business leaders ended on Friday a two-day visit to Argentina, the first in ten years.

  • Friday, April 15th 2016 - 07:12 UTC

    Argentine government favors farmers in dispute with Monsanto

    Monsanto which wants exporters to check cargoes to make sure farmers had paid to produce its genetically modified soybeans.

    Argentina, the world's No. 3 soy exporter, said on Thursday the government must authorize any grain inspection, dealing a blow to Monsanto Co. which wants exporters to check cargoes to make sure farmers had paid to produce its genetically modified soybeans.

  • Monday, August 3rd 2015 - 09:29 UTC

    Argentine farmers at Palermo show opening: “please don't vote for 'populist adventures'”

    “In a few days, democracy will be putting into the hands of all Argentines a powerful tool, a weapon loaded with future,” said Etchevehere next to Macri

    Argentine farmers have taken sides decisively ahead of events leading to the presidential election in October and the primaries next weekend. At the opening of the country's major Palermo agriculture show in Buenos Aires, the head of the Argentine Rural Society Luis Etchevehere called on his fellow citizens to avoid supporting “democratically elected leaders but intoxicated with authoritarianism” and “populist adventures”.

  • Monday, July 28th 2014 - 07:56 UTC

    Argentine farmers and government again clash over the 'preyed-upon decade”

    Luis Etchevehere, head of the powerful farmers' SRA accused the government of President Cristina Fernandez of being “ignorant and arrogant”.

    Argentine Agriculture Minister Carlos Casamiquela and Federal Planning chief Julio De Vido rebuffed the criticism of the head of the Argentine Rural Society (SRA), Luis Etchevehere, who at the opening of the Palermo livestock show accused the government of President Cristina Fernandez of being “ignorant and arrogant”.

  • Saturday, January 5th 2013 - 06:06 UTC

    Court lifts recess: Cristina Fernandez resumes battle with Clarin and farmers

    The Palermo grounds in Buenos Aires famous for its agro-shows dating back over a century

    Argentina’s Civil and Commercial Court decided to lift the January judicial recess as requested by the administration of President Cristina Fernandez and also granted the cautionary measure appeal to the Argentine Rural Society (SRA) that blocks the presidential decree over the taking over of La Rural grounds in Palermo neighbourhood.