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Argentine farmers claim floods are delaying sowing and threaten expected 2012/13 boom crop

Sunday, November 4th 2012 - 06:37 UTC
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Fourteen million hectares are affected by floods in Argentina’s prime farm land provinces and the presence of water jeopardizes the harvest of grains, according to farming sector leaders. Read full article


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  • yankeeboy

    Marquitos...Marquitos... why do you lie so much? Happens every year huh?

    I hope Argentina is forced to buy Wheat from the USA. I hope I hope I hope.

    I wonder if Cristina Kircher de Fernandez with add -Mugabe on the end of her name.


    Nov 04th, 2012 - 10:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Guzz

    Obama for president!! Here, have a hanky :)

    Nov 04th, 2012 - 11:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    The farmers are in a bit of a bind, if they do well it will only help Cristina, but they hate her...

    Nov 04th, 2012 - 04:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirat-Hunter

    Some people don't understand the laws of supply and demand. If the world needed 100 tones and there is only 75 tones, I am sure the price will increase by 25%, if someone was to suguest that there will be a surplus production I would understand their joy but their celebration is a little too premature. This floods might be a blessing in disguise.

    Nov 04th, 2012 - 05:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    The world is suffering from floods,

    You just have to pick up the pieces and start again.

    It aint the first time, and certainly wont be the last.

    Nov 04th, 2012 - 07:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Chilean perspective

    I feel sorry for these farmers. One out of every three tons of produce goes to the government of CFK in the form of taxes and levies. What a rip off, they work and have their hard labor stolen by an ineffective corrupt regime.

    Nov 04th, 2012 - 09:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirat-Hunter

    #6 maybe the Chilean are use to fighting for the table crumbs but some country men rather have their equal share, there is nothing wrong with being in the passenger seat but some people like to drive. And don't be a brute We all have to pay taxes.

    Nov 04th, 2012 - 11:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Looks like the prices will increase next year.......for the number one producer of soy. However, the number two producer may have trouble making a trade surplus without soy to export.

    Nov 04th, 2012 - 11:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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  • Huntsman Extraordinaire

    Can't believe I am saying this; but I feel sorry for the farmers. Not for the RG gov, they deserve everything they get, but for the farmers. It's been one of the worst years for it here in this part of the UK. I know one or two that have missed the winter crop on quite a few fields because of the flooding; let alone the crop damage on their previous crop. All this pants weather has made it difficult for me to conduct my sport as effectively as I would like (I'm sure the barmy Animal rights lovers would give a thumbs up to that!). Still, its a hobby, not my life. I'd hate to be in their position right now. Stupid EU taking most of our subsidies off of us, putting farmers at increased risk when things like this happen. Yeah they get crop insurance, but it'll only go up cos of the claims they've made, plus they will likely only get what it cost em. Chirac; what a pain in the arse!

    Nov 05th, 2012 - 09:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Can't believe I am saying this; but I feel sorry for the farmers
    dont be,

    no farmers no food,

    as for the corupt EU , the sooner we get out the better.

    Nov 05th, 2012 - 07:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ProRG_American

    Lies, lies, and more lies from Mercopress!

    Nov 05th, 2012 - 09:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    #12 head south of Buenos Aires and see for yourself idiot! farmers, not corporate farmers, get fucked in every country

    Nov 05th, 2012 - 10:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    @5 just ask Noah about that...

    RGland has lots of arable land though ... could probably run 20 arabs to the acre... or indians ..

    Nov 06th, 2012 - 12:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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