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.
Spring and summer are coming to the southern hemisphere and the Chilean Fruit Exporters Association, Asoex, anticipated that with the new season, the country can comfortably target a 20% target increase for Chilean cherries, (November to February).
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said Saturday that the South American country wants to open a consulate general in Luanda, the capital of Angola, Agência Brasil reported.
A cargo ship fitted with giant, rigid British-designed sails has set out on its maiden voyage. Shipping firm Cargill, which has chartered the vessel, hopes the technology will help the industry chart a course toward a greener future.
The Falkland Islands delegation for this year’s Prado agricultural trade show in Uruguay show are all set to attend.
Chile reported in the first half of 2023 “unprecedented declines” in wine exports, totaling 20 million boxes and 584 million dollars, which represents a 24% decrease in both volume and value compared to the same period last year, according to Wines of Chile.