Author: Javier Preciado Patiño

Friendly fire: one million soybean tons registered to export in October

Buenos Aires, November 2nd. As we said repeatedly, the severe drought occurred during last summer cut the soybean output from expected 55 million metric tons to less than 37 million. With an installed capacity to crush 60 MMT, oilseed industry is suffering the lack of raw material. By this reason, it was expected that soybean exports would be reduced to a minimum during this commercial year, in favor of the export of meal and oil. This occurred until August when the Government rose the export tax to soybean and eliminated the historical gap between the raw material duties and its by-products....

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Argentinean Government cancel export licenses to ADM, Amaggi and others

(Photo: The secretary of Ag-Industry, Luis Miguel Etchevehere was in charge of the investigation) Buenos Aires, October 29th. Through a group of orders (resolutions) published in the Official Register last Friday October 26th, the secretary of Ag-Industry cancelled permissions to export grains and by-products for around a million metric tons. It were Export Declarations (DJVE’s as its acronym in Spanish) registered by large local exporters in the latest days of August, previous to the Argentinean Government re-imposed export taxes to grains like wheat and corn. In only two days, exporters registered 8.5 million metric tons of grain and by-products,...

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Enhancing breeders’ IPR by use of molecular markers is a reality

Buenos Aires, October 25th. This week, the Seed National Institute (INASE as its Spanish acronym) released the Order 109/2018 that improves controls over grain sold by farmers in order to preserve the Intellectual Property Rights of breeders. Until this season, the INASE controlled the grain brought to a warehouse in order to detect technologies protected by patents, for example, the Intacta trait by Monsanto. “This new order marks a transition between the use of the molecular technologies to detect traits, to identifying the germplasm”, the official from INASE Mariano Petruzela explained to www.eFarmNewsAr.com. Currently, the INASE is working on...

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Argentina: Macroeconomic inconsistencies of the agreement between the Macri’s administration and the IMF

By Rubén Lo Vuolo, special for eFarmNewsAr.com* Buenos Aires, October 24th. Argentina’s economy is encapsulated. The country used to have many problems before reaching an agreement with the IMF, but now it has even more. The invention of a band based floating exchange rate system – currently ranging from 34 to 44 pesos per dollar – and the idea of setting a 3% monthly average rate of nominal depreciation for the band’s boundaries, pave the way to greater inflation and nominal interest rates that hurt the economy. The Central Bank may only make a limited intervention in the event...

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Prof. Mudi Sheves arrives in Argentina for BioArgentina conference

Buenos Aires, October 23rd. The scientist of the Weizmann Institute of Israel, Mordechai (Mudi) Sheves will participate next November 13th, in the BioArgentina conference, an initiative of the Biotechnology Argentine Chamber (CAB as its Spanish acronym) in Buenos Aires city. Sheves is the vice president for Technology Transfer of the institute and will be the keynote speaker, early in the morning. After his presentation, it will be shown ten local biotechnology entrepreneurship with global impact, according to the BioArgentina press release. Those presentations will be moderated by Matias Peire, CEO and partner at Grid Exponential, a local company focused on developing...

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Drought and RR tolerant soybean, officially released

(Photo: Federico Trucco, CEO of Bioceres Group. Source Bichos de Campo) Buenos Aires, October 19th. Finally, Argentinean Government released the drought and glyphosate-tolerant soybean, developed by Instituto Argentino de Agrobiotecnología (INDEAR) and containing the IND 00410-5 and MON 04032-6 traits. Through the Resolution 15/2018, the Food and Bioeconomy Secretariat (depending on the Production and Labour Ministry) decided to authorize the use and commercialization of this soybean and its progeny in the country, but not until China formally accept the import of the soybean containing IND00410-5 trait. This trait was developed by the INDEAR, a JV between Bioceres Group and...

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Marcos Pereda: “Argentina could be and should be between the main cellulose exporters countries”

(Photo: Marcos Pereda, chairman of Grupo Bermejo, in the LIDE agribusiness summit) Buenos Aires. This Thursday, October 18th, LIDE Argentina, an association formed by leaders of largest local companies, celebrated its annual agribusiness meeting with the presence of prominent businessmen like Gustavo Grobocopatel (CEO of Grupo Los Grobo), Ezequiel Garbers (Adecoagro, farming and dairy), Joaquin de Grazia (Granja Tres Arroyos, poultry production), Pablo Paladini (Frigorífico Paladini, pork), Martin Constantini (Frigorífico Rioplatense, beef) and Marcos Pereda (Grupo Bermejo, livestock, farming and forestry). The eFarmNewsAr.com was a media sponsor of the summit in association with RIA Consultores, our mothership, and we assisted...

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Gustavo Grobocopatel, also known as "Argentinean King of the Soybean" conceded an interview to Farm News Argentine. Competitiviness, investments, agriculture in rented lands, were some of the topics addresed. Coming soon...

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