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  • Thursday, June 14th 2018 - 07:51 UTC

    New conflict brewing with Brazilian truckers

    Maggi said that at least 60 ships in all Brazilian ports are facing loading delays because of reduced trucker movement from areas such as the center-west grain belt

    Talks on new prices for truck freight in Brazil, following a nationwide truckers strike in May, have yet to be concluded and the lack of a deal is hurting goods transportation, Brazil’s Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said.

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  • 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.

  • Friday, May 25th 2018 - 09:06 UTC

    Relief in Brazil after recovering free of FMD with vaccination OIE status

    Brazil’s access to many top-tier markets had remained limited by concerns over the introduction of the contagious FMD disease in cloven-hoofed ruminants.

    The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) declared Brazil free of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) with vaccination on Thursday, opening new export prospects for the world’s largest beef exporter. The OIE already considered most of Brazil to be free of foot-and-mouth with vaccination. The declaration, which the government had been expecting since the start of the year, extends certification to the whole country.

  • Friday, May 25th 2018 - 08:56 UTC

    Brazil agriculture fears consequences of a US/China trade understanding

    Brazil’s agriculture minister Blairo Maggi fears the higher demand for soybeans will push local prices so much that it will hamper Brazil’s competitiveness

    The trade dispute between the United States and China has benefited Brazil so far but could prove harmful long term as higher grain prices will make the country’s exports less competitive, Brazil’s farm minister said. Brazil is the world's leading poultry exporter.

  • Friday, May 4th 2018 - 08:21 UTC

    Brazilian Agriculture minister formally accused of 2009 bribery scheme

    Prosecutor General Raquel Dodge filed charges at the Supreme Court against Minister Blairo Maggi

    Brazilian prosecutors filed charges against the country’s Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi on Wednesday, accusing him of orchestrating a bribery scheme in 2009 when he was governor of Mato Grosso state. Prosecutor General Raquel Dodge filed charges at the Supreme Court, according to a written statement from the federal prosecutor’s office.

  • Friday, April 20th 2018 - 09:08 UTC

    EU bans chicken imports from several suppliers in Brazil

     “I was in Europe last week and we were waiting for a definition of how many, if any plants, were going to be de-listed,” Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said

    Europe’s decision to ban meat imports from several Brazilian suppliers affects 30 to 35% of the country’s exports to the bloc and will force companies to find new markets while officials work to reverse the measure, Brazil’s Agriculture Minister said.

  • 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.

  • Friday, March 9th 2018 - 09:48 UTC

    Brazil downplays latest chapter of the “Weak Flesh” investigation

    Minister Maggi told reporters the latest phase deals with events in 2014 and 2015. There have been no new accusations since then, he said.

    Brazil does not face any risks of countries instituting new bans on Brazilian meat imports after the latest phase of the “Weak Flesh” investigation into companies accused of committing fraud to avoid safety checks, Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said on Wednesday.

  • Wednesday, February 21st 2018 - 09:02 UTC

    Second corn-based ethanol plant in Matto Grosso: 680m liters per year

    Investors project an annual production of 680 million liters of ethanol, 500,000 tons of corn meal and 20,000 tons of corn oil from processing 1.8 million tons of corn

    FS Bioenergia, a joint venture between Brazilian and U.S.-based investors, said on Tuesday it will build its second corn-based ethanol plant in Brazil’s top grains-producing state of Mato Grosso. FS Bioenergia, the first venture to build a 100 percent corn-based ethanol plant in Brazil - where basically all ethanol is made from sugar cane - said it will spend 1 billion reais (US$ 308 million) on the project.

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