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It forecast a boom in the soybean exports during 2018/19 season

Buenos Aires, October 5th. The Buenos Aires Grain Exchange (BCBA as it Spanish acronym) forecasts a huge growth of soybean export during 2018/19 commercial year. The BCBA find that Argentine bean exports will reach 15.4 million metric tons versus 3.5 MMT during the current commercial campaign. Argentina is the largest world soymeal and soyoil supplier. But the trade war between China and the US is re-focusing the Chinese demand over Latin America. With an initial offer of 61 MMT (remaining stocks from 2017/18 season, harvest and imports) of soybean, the crushing industry only could catch 36.6 MMT to transforming...

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Government doubles export tax collection in September

(Photo: Leandro Cuccioli, head of the Fiscal Federal Administration) Buenos Aires, October 3rd. A good news for the Government, but a not so good one for the farmers: export tax collection reached 4,4% of the total fiscal mass collection in September versus a 2,1% a month ago. Unexpectedly, in August, the President Macri’s Administration decided to reimpose taxes over the exports: AR$4 per dollar exported to primary products (raw materials) and AR$3 per dollar exported to industrialized products. With an exchange rate rounds AR$ 38/40 per dollar, this measure means an export tax between 10 to 11 percent. Previously,...

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Bartolome on Plant Breeders Act: “We must strongly discuss the farmer’s privilege”

(Photo: Gerardo Bartolome at the Infobae set) Buenos Aires, October 2nd. “The farmer exemption (a.k.a. farmer’s privilege) to the intellectual property rights in seed commerce, that enable him to saved seed for one season to the next must be strongly discuss”, the chairman of Grupo Don Mario (GDM), Gerardo Bartolomé assured during an interview with Infobae. “Why some farmers, today in the XXI Century, should be excepted to pay for the seed?”, he asked himself. In Argentina, the current Act Seed from 1973 considers that agriculturers who saved seed for his own farm from one year to the next...

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Adding value to beef exports via animal welfare

(Photo: General Manager Maximiliano Gutierrez in the presentation of the welfare summit) Buenos Aires, September 24th. Last week, the animal health company Boehringer – Ingelhelm presented the state of the art of its program on animal welfare in Argentina. “The ultimate goal is to link consumers with producers”, Business Unit Head-Ruminants, Ignacio Lucero Torres explained to the assistants, “because every day the consumer is most committed with animal welfare”. Boehringer-Ingelhelm promotes a protocol on animal welfare for feedlots, dairy farms, and cow-calf farms, certified by Control Union; the protocol is based on 20 points but the continues improving is...

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Profertil reaches a fertilizers sales record last year

Buenos Aires, September 20th. Last week, the urea and ammonia manufacturer Profertil released its Annual report on sustainability, where the company remarks the fact that during 2017 it reached a record of fertilizers sales. According to the report, it was sold 1.20 million metric tons of urea and 0.22 MMT of other fertilizers and ammonia. The report also remarks the dramatic increase in the production and sales, since in 2015 the company had sold only 1 MMT of fertilizers, 40% less than the last year. Also, in 2017 Profertil, a company owned 50/50 by YPF and Nutrien (the merger of Agrium...

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Indigo launchs a new biological treatment for cotton seeds

(Photo: Pablo Vaquero, left, and Carlos Becco, right, during the media presentation) Buenos Aires, September 14th. After launching a disruptive microbiological technology for soybeans and wheat, now Indigo Ag is presenting biological treatment to cotton seeds. “Indigo Algodón (the Spanish name of cotton) is a combination of microorganism that enhance the crop tolerance againts abiotic factors like drought or heat”, the manager of Indigo Argentina branch, Carlos Becco, said at the media presentation. The company launched its technology in association with the unique and leading cotton breeding company in the country, Gensus. “This cotton campaign represents a breaking point...

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The revenge of cotton: a new boom of exports

Buenos Aires, September 12th. After reaching a floor of 235,000 hectares planted in the 2016/17 season, cotton acreage expanded to 324,000 hectares in the last season, and, according to the Production minister of Chaco Province,  Marcelo Repetto, a 20% increment is expected for this year. The new macroeconomic scheme is improving the perspective for the cotton chain in Argentina. The dollar rose from AR$17 a year ago to current AR$38.50, i.e, a 126% increment; wages and other costs in Pesos were liquefied due to the currency depreciation and, therefore, exports gained competitiveness. Furthermore there is good prices for the...

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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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