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Montevideo, September 23rd 2023 - 04:25 UTC


  • Wednesday, August 9th 2023 - 10:22 UTC

    Argentina bird-flu free again

    Under the epidemic, Argentine chicken meat exports contracted by 28% in volume and 35% in value during the first semester

    Argentina's National Agrifood Health and Quality Service (Senasa) Tuesday announced the South American country was again avian influenza free, it was reported in Buenos Aires. In a note to the World Organization for Animal Health, the sanitary agency said the last of the 18 outbreaks detected in commercial establishments had been controlled 6 months after the first case was detected.

  • Tuesday, August 8th 2023 - 15:18 UTC

    Record export of Brazilian food commodities, but prices are falling

    There are 73 million tons, 20% more than in the same period of 2022. In the last 12 months, Brazil has already exported 91 million tons of soy

    Brazilian primary goods exports could surpass last year's export record of US$ 159 billion, be it not for the sharp drop in commodity prices on the foreign market.

  • Monday, August 7th 2023 - 10:07 UTC

    Turmoil in global rice market as India, Thailand and Vietnam limit exports

    Thailand, the world's second-largest rice exporter, is urging its farmers to reduce rice cultivation as part of an effort to conserve water.

    Mercosur country members have been receiving requests for supplies of rice as the cereal price has seen a sharp surge in recent months as major Asian producers curtail their trade and supplies. This could impact millions of consumers around the world, with Asian and African countries expected to bear the brunt.

  • Friday, August 4th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    Supreme Court rules Falklands aquaculture will undergo judicial review

    The review comes following a decision made by Executive Council, March 29, 2022, to not go forward with large-scale aquaculture in the Falkland Islands

    The decision of the Executive Council made on March 29, 2022, to not allow large-scale aquaculture in the Falkland Islands is to undergo a judicial review following a judgment by Chief Justice James Lewis after a preliminary hearing in the Supreme Court on July 28, with the judgment delivered on August 3.

  • Friday, August 4th 2023 - 09:14 UTC

    Suspected deforestation gang leader arrested in Brazil

    Greater control by the government of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva reduced logging but it is not enough

    Brazil's Federal Police arrested a businessman believed to be the leader of a “criminal group” responsible for the logging of 65 square kilometers of rainforest. The suspect is said to have illegally seized the Amazon land in the state of Pará for logging and cattle ranching.

  • Tuesday, August 1st 2023 - 18:51 UTC

    Ukraine and Croatia agree for grain shipments from ports on the Danube and Adriatic Sea

    The Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba made the announcement after talks with his Croatian counterpart on Monday

    Ukraine and Croatia have reached an agreement for Croatian ports on the Danube and Adriatic Sea to be used for the export of Ukrainian grains, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said after talks with his Croatian counterpart on Monday (July 31).

  • Tuesday, August 1st 2023 - 12:19 UTC

    Brazil dominates increasing share of China's soybean market

     Chinese buyers are snapping up Brazilian soybeans for delivery in October, a time of year when US exports are typically at their peak

    The world’s soybean market is dominated by one major buyer: China, and for years, Mercosur's leading member Brazil has taken an increasingly bigger share of that trade away from the US. So much so that Brazilian shippers are even starting to dominate during the typical season lull.

  • Monday, July 31st 2023 - 10:44 UTC

    Avian flu: Contingency protocols activated in Ecuador

    Special teams have been placed under round-the-clock alert while a vaccination plan against the disease was extended

    Ecuadorian authorities have actuated contingency protocols after a new outbreak of avian influenza was confirmed in a commercial farm in the Andean province of Cotopaxi, the Agency for Regulation and Control of Animal and Plant Health (Agrocalidad) announced Sunday in Quito.

  • Saturday, July 29th 2023 - 11:11 UTC

    Argentina forced to import 6,1 million tons of soybeans in first half of 2023

    Argentina is the world’s largest exporter of soybean meal and oil, with a processing capacity of around 70 million tons

    Argentina hit by a once-in-a-lifetime drought, has been forced to import 6,1 million tons of soybeans in the first half of 2023, according to data published by the Rosario Stock Exchange. The volume, the highest ever recorded for the period, is triple the amount imported in the first half of last year. It is also very close to the 2018 annual record when the country imported 6.4 million tons of soybeans.

  • Friday, July 28th 2023 - 10:30 UTC

    Falklands lawmakers want Stanley Growers back in the private sector

    Jan and Tim Miller, the pioneers and successful Falklands greenhouse farmers of fresh produce in the Islands

    The Falkland Islands Government is committed to continuing to operate the Stanley Growers business, including fresh imports, MLA Mark Pollard said in the Legislative Assembly on Thursday.