Brazilian president Lula da Silva has increased subsidized farm loans as part of a national agriculture funding plan as he aims to strengthen ties with the sector, which has been driving the economic activity of the country.
Consultants and banks estimate that fertilizer consumption in Brazil will increase this year, with projections suggesting a range of 2.5% to 10% growth in deliveries. This increase is driven by producers’ need to replenish the volumes used in their crops as input prices have fallen.
Brazilian authorities Tuesday confirmed the detection of the first case of the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAI - H5N1) in a poultry bird in the municipality of Serra, in the State of Espírito Santo, but insisted commercial production remains safe. The South American country is the world's largest chicken exporter, with US$ 9.762 billion collected in 2022.
A Civil Court in the Brazilian city of Santos has issued a first-instance ruling against Protein packers Minerva Foods, demanding the payment of BRL 1.39 million (some US$ 250,000) as compensation for collective moral damages caused while transporting 29,975 oxen to the Port of Santos in early 2018.
Paraguay's beef production will be welcomed in Canada starting in September, President Mario Abdo Benítez announced Thursday in Asunción.
PhosAgro boosted exports of fertilizers by 8% in the first four months of this year compared with the same period in 2022, according to a report from GlobalFer, which specializes in the industry's info.
Some 3,000 head of cattle died from hypothermia in Brazil's Mato Grosso do Sul farming state in recent days, according to a statement posted on the website of local veterinary services on Wednesday.
Thursday is the day when a team of Falkland Islanders shearers and wool-handlers begin competing at the World Championships taking place in Scotland at the Royal Highland Show. The team is made up of Jan Clarke, Steefen Turner, Jack Wilson, Tara Wilson, and Pilar Castro.
Argentina's general elections next October are focusing mainly on inflation (150% this year, cost of living and food prices), plus security and street violence, but for those a bit better off and with time to think a semi-hidden issue, plus the overall influence of China in the country.
Brazilians have reduced their intake of red meat protein, according to a study published Monday by Agencia Brasil. Even sausages and hot dogs have lost importance on the consumer's table, it was reported.