Uruguayan authorities announced Wednesday that the agricultural state of emergency declared due to the drought affecting the country will be extended until the end of 2023, it was reported in Montevideo.Add your comment!
As with other crops, Brazil is close to unseating the US to become the world’s biggest cotton exporter as Texas, America’s top-producing region, buckles under searing heat and drought.1 comment
Argentina's Economy Minister and presidential candidate Sergio Massa Thursday announced the lifting of all export taxes to the sales abroad of regional economy products with added value, it was reported in Buenos Aires. The measure favors the agro-industrial sector which features over 1,200,000 registered workers.
Uruguay announced the resumption of meat exports to Mexico after three years, with 22 slaughterhouses authorized to sell beef and sheep meat to that country for the next two years, it was reported in Montevideo.
Fragile countries, and those impacted most by conflict, are already being unevenly hit by the effects of climate change, and are less able than other countries to mitigate those impacts, according to a report published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday.
Conrado Ferber, President of the National Meat Institute (INAC) of Uruguay, expressed his concerns on Tuesday regarding Minerva Foods' proposed acquisition of three meat processing plants from Marfrig. If the deal is finalized, it would result in one of the Brazilian multinational corporations controlling 45% of the southern country slaughterhouse market.
Paraguayan banana exporters met Monday in Asunción with Foreign Minister Rubén Ramírez Lezcano to seek help from the government in order to collect the debt from Argentine buyers who are behind in their payments of some US$ 6 million, it was reported. The producers fear the problem might get worse if no action is taken.
France is preparing to destroy some 80 million gallons of wine to help its farmers in wine-producing areas to cope with a sharp fall in prices, as consumption decreases and overproduction has further complicated the situation. For this purpose the European Union has granted an initial 160 million Euros, topped to 200 million Euros by the French government, Agriculture Minister Marc Fesneau told reporters at a press conference.
With spring on the way, it won't be long before we enjoy seeing the return of migratory birds to the Falkland Islansds. However, with Bird Flu already present in South America, it is likely to enter the Falklands this season.
Despite the slow pace of soybean trade in the past five years, the first seven months of 2023 have seen Brazil achieve a record volume of exports, reaching over 70 million tons, as reported by the country’s National Supply Company (Conab) last week.