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.
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.
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.
While Argentina struggles to recover from decades of merciless populism, Brazil plans to produce 390 million tons of grain in the next decade, according to a study released on July 20 by the Ministry of Agriculture.
In a move to prevent the spread of avian flu onto commercial poultry, Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAPA) has directed State governments to declare an animal health emergency, Agencia Brasil reported Friday.
The Uruguayan Government this week extended the term of exploitation of the Fray Bentos duty-free zone to the company UPM until 2053, it was reported in Montevideo.
Wheat prices have risen sharply on global markets after Russia said it would treat ships heading for Ukrainian ports as potential military targets, BBC reported. Moscow pulled out of a deal this week that had guaranteed safe passage for grain shipments through the Black Sea.
British authorities have decided to lift the reinforced controls on Brazilian meat, Brasilia's Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Agriculture announced Monday, according to Agencia Brasil. The measure was adopted nine months after a technical team visited the South American country.
Brazil is expected to harvest a record 317.5 million tons of grains in the 2022-23 agriculture cycle, which is 44.9 million tons (16.5%) more than the previous year, according to the 10th Grain Harvest Survey by Conab, the country’s food supply and statistics agency.
Pulling together Rural Business Association Members (RBA) policymakers and experts on the impact of climate change in the Falkland Islands was the aim of Chair of the RBA Lewis Clifton at Farmers Week, he told Penguin News (PN) in an interview recently.