Author: Javier Preciado Patiño

Massive imports of urea this year, including from Bolivia!

(Photo: Containers of Bolivian urea dispatched to foreign markets from the Bulo Bulo plant) Buenos Aires, October 16th. According to the National Statistics and Census Institute (INDEC as its Spanish acronym), imports of urea reached a record volume of 393,324 tons during the January to August period. But the record imports occurred in August when local buyers brought 233,198 tons to the country. The main suppliers during August were Algeria (72,500 tons), Egypt (33,000 tons), Russia (30,217) and United Arab Emirates (24,440 tons). Others 64,370 tons were classified by the INDEC as “confidential origin). The average CIF price rounds...

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Julio Ferrarotti: “Argentinean soybean breeders are at the top of the podium”

Julio Ferrarotti is a pioneer in the breeding of soy in Argentina. His father registered the first national cutivar of soybeans in ’60. In 1994 he founded a new seed company, named Relmó, together with four partners, including his father and brother. After the sale of the company to an investment fund around 2008, he continued his work as a breeder and headed Prosoja, a non-governmental association that brings together Argentine soy breeders. From www.eFarmNewsAr.com we wanted to know his opinion on the state of the art in the breeding of soy in the country. – How do you...

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Coming soon: a new LIDE’s agribusiness summit

(Photo: Gustavo Grobocopatel heads the Agribusiness Chapter of LIDE Argentina) October 10th. Next October 18th the seventh edition of the LIDE’s Agribusiness Chapter summit will take place at the Alvear Palace Hotel. LIDE Argentina is a non-governmental organization of businessmen and CEO’s of large companies, leaded by lawyer Rodolfo de Felipe. The Agribusiness Chapter is leaded by Gustavo Grobocopatel, one of the larger farmers in the country. Thursday 18th, the summit will start with a panel named “The Most Competitiviness Industries”, integrated by Joaquin de Grazia, chairman of Granja Tres Arroyos, the largest poultry industry in Argentina; Pablo Paladini,...

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Argentina to produce 180 MMT of grains in 2028

(Photo: Deputy Agriculture Secretary Luis Urriza, INTA’s authorities and representatives of the crop chains in the presentation of the 2028 prospective) Buenos Aires, October 4th. How many grains will Argentine produce in 2028? Officials from Ag-Industry Secretariat are trying to answer this question; a team led by Agricultural deputy Secretary, Mr. Luis Urriza, concludes that 180 million metric tons of grains harvest is feasible to reach in the next ten years. “We have run different scenarios, and I could say that 180 MMT is the result of a conservative one”, Mr.  Urriza opines in dialogue with www.eFarmNewsAr.com. “This is...

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Waiting for approval of crushing plants to export soymeal to China

(Photo: Ms. Marisa Bircher (right) in the Acsoja annual summit) Buenos Aires, September 27th. Today, at the National Soybean Association (Acsoja) annual summit, the Ag-Industry Markets Secretary, Marisa Bircher, said that soybean meal exports to China depend on the approval of the crushing plants by Chinese regulatory authorities, but that this approval is “imminent”. Ms. Bircher commented that China is the large destination of Argentine agricultural exports and that this country is increasing its purchases of products like beef and poultry. “Last year I traveled six times to China, and this year I was there four times and even...

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Argentina: A 126 MMT record harvest is expected this season

(Photo: Estimation Chief Esteban Copati during the presentation) Buenos Aires, September 26th. This week, the Buenos Aires Grain Exchange (BCBA as its Spanish acronym) launched its first estimation on 2018/19 national harvest. Estimation Chief Esteban Copati said that they are seeing an increment in the planted area, to a record of 33.5 million hectares. The double-crop wheat/soybean is one of the largest contributors to this expansion year versus year. Previously, Economist Chief Agustin Tejada explained that changes in the export taxes to grains, imposed by national Government in late August, affected the dynamic of the 2018/19 campaign by a drastic...

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Pork meat exports. A new business is born?

Buenos Aires, September 21th. Recent data released by the National Statistics and Census Institute (INDEC) show that during July it is reached a new pork exports record. It were exported 650 tons of frozen meat mainly (95%) bought by Russian importers. It is an irrelevant volume in terms of the international trade, but it could mark an inflection point for the pork chain in Argentina. Since 2003, the pork meat production is steadily raising from 158,310 tons (carcass weight equivalent) to 566.276 tons in 2017. The Argentineans increased its consumption from 5.33 to 15.05 kilograms per year, but exports...

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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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