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An expensive wheat and a weak demand beaten the milling industry

Buenos Aires, October 30th. The wheat milling industry processed 416,577 tons during September, a 14% less volume than in September 2017 and also 14% below August 2018. In fact, this volume is the lowest for a September month from 2013, when the milling industry processed 371.583 tons of wheat. The accumulate milling (Jan – Sep) reaches 4.1 million metric tons, 4% below the last year; in fact during the current year, only in January and April, the milling was above 2017. This industry faces a complex scenario. During the winter, the wheat price in the spot market surpassed 30 to...

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Argentina: soybean imports triple exports

Buenos Aires, October 24th. Oilseed industry accumulates soybean imports for 4.3 million metric tons, a volume that triples exports, that accounts 1,4 million metric tons. The 81% of the imports come from Paraguay while the remaining 19% from “confidential” origins, possibly the US and Brazil. It’s probably that 2018 concludes with more than 5 MMT of soybean imported, a record volume, analyst and brokers opine. In September, Argentina imported 330,000 tons of soybean and exported 121,000 tons. The drought during the 2017/18 summer cut the soybean harvest from 55 MMT initially estimated to less than 38 MMT finally collected. This cut...

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Argentina growing as non-GMO soybean world supplier

(Photo: A cargo in the San Pedro port, from where non-GMO soybean is exported) Buenos Aires, October 22nd.  Argentina is going forward as a non-GMO world soybean supplier. “We estimate that non-GMO global soybean market is between 9 to 12 million metric tons, but to guarantee the identity across the supply chain is the key factor to play in this business”, the general manager of Kumagro, Diego Chillado Biaus, opines in dialogue with www.eFarmNewsAr.com. Kumagro is an Argentine company formed 50/50 by seed company Asociados Don Mario (ADM) and farming, storage and trading company Grobocopatel Hnos. ADM has developed...

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Organic milk, a growing trend around the world

The organic milk market is likely to maintain healthy growth rate during the assessment period 2018-2028, as steadily growing awareness among consumers in the last decade translates into commercial opportunities for companies. The organic milk market continues to be in ascendancy, despite longstanding challenges pertaining to high price. Although global demand for organic milk remains limited to a cohort of consumers, particularly those with higher disposable incomes, recent sales figures in emerging markets are encouraging. Fact.MR, in its latest study on the organic milk market, estimates global sales to increase by 440,000 liters in 2018 over 2017. The study...

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Chile to approve animal feed plants in Argentina

(Photo: officials from the Chilean Sanitary Inspection Service during its audit in Argentina) By Rodrigo Banus Buenos Aires, October 16th. New exports will add potential growth in the Argentine economy. The animal feed could be exported soon to Chile, the sanitary authority of this country has come to Argentina to check the qualifications. The factories audited which are producing for feed local demand but now are gaining the qualification of the Chilean authorities. Seventeen factories have added this new market and five of them are gaining this qualification for the first time. The control made by the inspectors of...

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The dairy farmers crisis: milk cows sent to be slaughtered

(Photo: milk cows in the Liniers Livestock Market, sold to slaughter packs) October 11th- Buenos Aires. Two places were today the spot where dairy farmers protest in Argentina, one in Trenque Lauquen and the other in General Rodriguez, both are in Buenos Aires province. The protest also include selling 290 cows in Liniers Markets, (Local meat auction market), and the main slogans were related to “Menos Leche” (Less Milk) an irony of the government policy “Plan Más Leche” (Plus Milk Policy), this policy tries to make dairy production more economically sustainable, and another slogan in the protest was “S.O.S...

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Rivara: “Thanks to the export duties we are losing money in the corn flour operation”

(Photo: Fernando Rivara heads the National Grain Storage Association) Buenos Aires, October 8th. The Presidente of the Grain Storage Association and also chairman of Rivara SA, Fernando Rivara, criticized the Government’s decision to re-impose export duties. “Currently, we are paying US$52 per ton of corn flour exported. We passed to gain US$25 per tonne to lose US$5 after the reimpose of export taxes”, Mr. Rivara said, interviewed by radio program “Cosechas y Negocios”. In late August, President Macri’s Administration decided to impose an export tax of AR$4 per dollar exported to raw materials, and AR$3 per dollar exported to industrialized...

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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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