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14 October 2020
View news from Argentina Argentina’s oilseed workers go on strike at key ports
Argentina’s Federation of Oilseeds Workers began open-ended wage strikes on 13 October, with no sign of government intervention that would force members back to work during new contract negotiations....
07 October 2020
View news from Argentina Argentine farmers warn that tax cuts favour oilseed crushers and won’t prompt sales
A new export tax regime in Argentina leaves a higher levy on soybeans than processed soy oil and soy meal, prompting claims that the country is subsidising the oilseed crushing industry....
05 October 2020
View news from Argentina Argentina’s farm lobby slams “insufficient” grains tax cuts
Argentina’s main farm association says that government measures to temporarily cut export taxes on grains were inadequate and fail to address underlying issues facing farmers....
02 October 2020
View news from Argentina Argentina cuts soy export taxes to boost foreign reserves
Argentina has moved to temporarily cut soybean, soymeal and soy oil export taxes by three percent to 30 percent to bolster export revenue....
01 October 2020
View news from Argentina Argentina’s beef exports to China remain at pre-pandemic levels
Argentina is expected to export about 870,000 tonnes of beef to China in 2020, matching 2019’s export numbers....
14 August 2020
View news from Argentina Multiple meat plants in Argentina suspend exports to China over coronavirus fears
Seven Argentine meat processing plants are temporarily halting exports to China due to registered cases of COVID-19 among meat plant workers....
04 August 2020
View news from Argentina Major grains plant in Argentina restarts production after coronavirus shutdown
The COFCO grains plant in Argentina has come back online after 12 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among workers....
22 July 2020
View news from Argentina Argentina braces for second locust swarm of the year
Argentina’s farmers are on alert for crop damage as a second swarm of locusts arrives from Paraguay....
17 July 2020
View news from Argentina Argentina suspends exports from eight meat plants to China after COVID-19 detected
Argentina’s food quality and safety body has suspended exports to China from eight meatpacking plants after cases of the novel coronavirus were detected among employees....
19 June 2020
View news from Argentina Argentine farmers raise concerns over linking sovereign bonds to food exports
Argentina’s farmers have objected to a government proposal that ties the interest rate of bonds issued in the country’s debt restructuring to its agricultural exports....
08 June 2020
View news from Argentina Argentina to step up kosher meat exports as delegation arrives from Israel
Argentina pledges to step up exports of kosher beef after 98 rabbis fly into the country from Israel after COVID-19 travel restrictions were lifted....
16 April 2020
View news from Argentina Argentina’s grain sector braces for its first coronavirus case
Argentina is waiting for the first COVID-19 case to be confirmed among the thousands of port labourers and grains handlers who work in the country’s key agricultural export sector....
14 April 2020
View news from Argentina Brazil and Argentina’s agricultural heartland suffer prolonged drought
Parts of South America’s farm belt are being hammered by a drought that threatens to curb harvest yields....
27 March 2020
View news from Argentina Argentina mulls port closures, signalling potential pressure on grain used in cattle feed
Argentine grains port workers have requested that exports be suspended during the pandemic....
04 February 2020
View news from Argentina Beef Consumption Drops to Lowest Level in Argentina
ARGENTINA - Argentines, who have long been among the world’s most voracious meat eaters, can no longer afford to binge on their own beef....
03 February 2020
View news from Argentina Argentina Seeks to Expand Beef Price Caps as Consumption Sinks
ARGENTINA - Argentina’s Production Ministry is looking to add more cuts of beef to a price-control system in a bid to make red meat more affordable amid rampant inflation, according to a ministerial official....
04 December 2018
View news from Argentina Argentine Plans E-market Platform for Ag Products in China
ARGENTINA - As the founder and CEO of Pampa Corporation, Juan Uriburu is planning to move Argentine agricultural products through an e-commerce platform much like Jack Ma’s Alibaba....
03 December 2018
View news from Argentina Argentina, China to Sign New Beef Deal After G20 Summit
ARGENTINA - About 55 per cent of Argentina's beef exports are now destined for China, according to the Institute for Promotion of Argentine Beef, or IPCVA....
15 October 2018
View news from Argentina Argentina Eyes Shanghai Import Expo for Great Opportunities
ARGENTINA - Argentina is preparing to make the most of the great opportunity offered by the first ever China International Import Expo (CIIE), said a top Argentine trade official....
30 July 2018
View news from Argentina US Says Farmers Could Get Cash Aid by Oct But Will Not be Made Whole
ARGENTINA - US farmers could receive cash payments from a planned $12 billion aid package as soon as late September, US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told Reuters on Saturday, warning that the program will not make tariff-hit farmers whole....
24 July 2017
View news from Argentina Diplomat Seeks Bigger Import Share in Chinese Market for Mercosur
ARGENTINA - The Southern Common Market (Mercosur) should have a bigger share in China's food imports, said Diego Guelar, Argentina's ambassador to China, on Friday....
14 July 2016
View news from Argentina Scientists Sequence Genome in Effort to Fight Leptospirosis
ARGENTINA - Argentine researchers have sequenced the genome of a pathogen that causes huge losses of meat and milk production in cattle for the first time....
18 April 2016
View news from Argentina Investigation into Banned Antibiotic in Argentine Beef Shipments to China
ARGENTINA - The National Health and Food Quality Service (Senasa) launched an investigation into findings of residues of chloramphenicol, a banned substance in the country, in one shipment of beef exported from Argentina to China....
19 June 2015
View news from Argentina Argentina Reopens to Brazilian Beef
ARGENTINA – Argentina has withdrawn a ban on Brazilian beef in place since 2012, minister of agriculture Katia Abreu announced on Wednesday....
28 May 2015
View news from Argentina Argentina Calls for Recognition of Role of Small Producers
ARGENTINA - As part of the opening of the 83rd World Assembly of Delegates of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in Paris this week, the Argentine Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the Nation, Carlos Casamiquela, called on...
10 March 2015
View news from Argentina Argentina Vaccinates 42million Cattle for FMD
ARGENTINA – Over 42 million Argentinian cattle received vaccinations in the country’s second Foot and Mouth Disease campaign of 2014....
12 February 2015
View news from Argentina Argentina Ministry Group Eyes Half of World Beef Market
ARGENTINA – A pan-national export agenda is underway for Argentinian beef being aimed at over half the world’s market....
03 December 2014
View news from Argentina False Teeth Mean Fitter Cows
ARGENTINA – Giving cows dentures results in more calves per cow and better cow longevity overall, according to an Argentinian study....
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