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A dramatic slump in glyphosate imports this year

Buenos Aires, September 10th. The last weekly RIA Consultores’ report brings a sensible data: imports of glyphosate down from 27,676 tons Jan-Jul 2017 to 11,846 tons in the same time this year, i.e. an interannual 52% drop. These imports correspond to “technical grade” used by industry to obtain the formulated product, then selling to farmers. The report summarizes that in the last three years, technical grade glyphosate imports were down from 33,337 tons (Jan-Jul) in 2015 to the current 11,846 tons. Instead of this, imports of the precursor pmida (phosphonomethyl iminodiacetic acid), used by industry to synthesize the herbicide were also down...

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Once again, the Government imposes export taxes: more soybean hectares this season?

Buenos Aires, September 3rd. Today, a hesitant and depresed President Macri announced the re-impose a generally tax to the Argentine exports. As it was precised by minister Nicolas Dujovne, exporters will pay AR$4 for every dollar in raw materials exported and AR$3 if the export corresponds to a manufacture. In December 2015, President Macri eliminated the export taxes, a campaing promise and a decision celebrated by farmers, who payed a 23% for corn exports and 20% for wheat ones. Only the soybean complex continued paying export taxes, initiallly reduced from 35 to 30% of the FOB value, and from...

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Glencore leads barley exports from Argentina

Buenos Aires, August 29th. Through its subsidiary Oleaginosas Moreno, giant agribusiness company Glencore is heading the ranking of barley exporters from Argentina. According to the official data provided by the Ministry of Ag-Industry, in 2017 it was exported 2.52 million metric tons of barley, and Oleaginosas Moreno (OM) was at top of the list with 522,841 tons or 21% of the total. In the latest years, OM surpassed its main competitors like Toepfer (owned by ADM), Maltería Pampa (owned by Ambev Group) and the Asociación de Cooperativas Argentinas (largest local farmers cooperative). This year, with data updated to May,...

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The Patagonian Lamb: a worldwide temptation

By Douglas Mac Donald, special for www.eFarmNewsAr.com Photos by Romina Gómez The ovine production represents an important role inside the Argentine agriculture system. By the end of XIX century, Argentina had 74 million ovines, but that number went down over the years. The reason for this reduction has multiple factors, but the most important during this last years is the increase of the guanaco (similar to a lama) and the increase of wild dogs at the Argentine Patagonian. But even though the adversities some people still bet on the rising of ovine. Juan José Maglié is part of a...

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No good news for the poultry industry in Argentina

Buenos Aires, August 22nd. The official indicators for the poultry industry in the first half of 2018 are not good. The slaughter decreases 4.7 percent, exports also dumped 16.5% and per capita consumption was reduced to the equivalent 42.2 kilograms per year. The rise in the feed prices (mostly due to the elimination of export tax over the corn), the rise in the energy cost, labor and other inputs, added to a weak demand is running industry to collapse. Some industries are plunged in a deep crisis, like Rasic, the former second largest poultry company in the country, BRF...

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Corn ethanol production raises 22% in two years

Buenos Aires, August 21st. During the first half of 2018, ethanol corn-based production reaches 295,162 cubic meters,  12% above 2017 and 22% above 2016. Total national production, i.e. including ethanol cane-based, reaches 501,840; then, the corn industry supplied 59% of the total. But only five industries are involved in the corn-based ethanol production. They are ACABio, Promaíz, Bio4, Diaser, and Vicentin. These factories were mounted between 2010 and 2014, impulsed by Biofuels Act, sanctioned in 2006 by National Congress. Its annual capacity range between 60,000 and 140,000 cubic metric; the Rosario Board of Trade (BCR as its Spanish acronym) has...

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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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