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22 May 2007
View news from Argentina Argentina Drops To Seventh Place Among Global Beef Exporters
ARGENTINA - Argentina will drop from fourth to seventh place among world beef exporters this year, after having climbed in 2005 to the third position according to the latest information from the country’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries...
11 May 2007
View news from Argentina Argentina Signs Meat Agreement
BUENOS AIRES - Argentinean government and representatives of agricultural and livestock industries signed an agreement to normalize the situation of meat market, official sources confirmed on Thursday....
01 May 2007
View news from Argentina Argentine Ranchers End Cattle Sales on Price Controls
ARGENTINA - Argentine ranchers in the country's two biggest beef producing provinces are refusing to send cattle to market in a 15-day strike against President Nestor Kirchner's price controls....
30 April 2007
View news from Argentina Gov’t Not Giving Up On CARBAP
ARGENTINA - Agriculture Secretary Javier de Urquiza yesterday said that the Kirchner administration will continue efforts to reach agreements with one organization of beef producers who on Friday rejected a government proposal to keep prices at bay and...
18 April 2007
View news from Argentina Argentina Suffers Beef Shortage Due To Price Controls
BUENOS AIRES - Argentina - a country famous for its abundant cattle - is suffering a shortage of beef, as retailers can't find suppliers willing to sell their products at the prices imposed by the government in its effort to control inflation....
30 March 2007
View news from Argentina Argentine Government Challenging Country's Famed Beef Industry
BUENOS AIRES - Rounders herd cattle at the Liniers Market in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Beef price and export controls have reduced by nearly 50 percent the numbers of cattle passing through the market, which is the country's biggest....
08 March 2007
View news from Argentina Argentina strides ahead in the elimination of FAM
ARGENTINA - Argentina recovered this week its status of free from foot and mouth disease, FAM, with vaccination according to the country’s Agro-food sanitary office, Senasa. Argentina suffered a limited FAM outbreak a year ago in the northern province...
01 March 2007
View news from Argentina Trade restrictions suppress Argentinean beef trade in 2006
ARGENTINA - Argentina’s beef exports were down by almost a third in 2006 compared with 2005, according to final figures released in the European Market Survey. Restrictions were applied by the Argentinean government in March 2006 which virtually suspended...
15 February 2007
View news from Argentina Argentina delays export licenses
ARGENTINA - According to the Brazilian Meat Monitor (BMM), the Argentine government is delaying the issuance of beef export licences as a way to indirectly limit beef exports. The government continues to struggle against rising domestic beef prices with...
08 February 2007
View news from Argentina Argentina appoints new farming chief amid tensions
ARGENTINA - Argentina's farming sector broadly welcomed on Wednesday the government's decision to replace the agriculture secretary at a time of heightened tension between farmers and the administration. ...
31 January 2007
View news from Argentina Argentina on alert over foot-and-mouth disease
ARGENTINA - Argentina, the world's third-biggest beef exporter, said on Tuesday it was stepping up existing measures to prevent foot-and-mouth disease following an outbreak in neighboring Bolivia. ...
12 January 2007
View news from Argentina Tyson Teams Up With Cactus Feeders and Cresud in Argentina Beef Venture
ARGENTINA - Tyson Foods, Inc. has entered into a joint venture in Argentina, which will create the first vertically integrated beef operation in the South American country. The venture is expected to produce both products for the domestic Argentine consumer...
21 December 2006
View news from Argentina Argentine landowners withhold meat supplies from country’s population, says Campaign group
ARGENTINA - Since December 3, the major landowners in Argentina’s Liniers region have been to refusing to provide cattle to the country’s meatpacking houses. The boycott is a protest by the country’s agrarian bourgeoisie against restrictions imposed...
12 December 2006
View news from Argentina Argentine Strike Pushes Up Prices of Beef
ARGENTINA - Argentina's inflation-linked peso bonds rose for a ninth straight day on expectations a farmers' work stoppage will push up the price of beef, the country's main food staple. ...
08 December 2006
View news from Argentina Argentina Ag Strike Latest Price Controls Battlefield
ARGENTINA - Argentine Economy Minister Felisa Miceli has described this week’s nationwide agricultural sector strike as the biggest in 20 years. ...
07 December 2006
View news from Argentina Argentina Farm Strike: Government Struggles To Keep Food Flowing
ARGENTINA - As Argentina’s farm strike entered its fourth day, the government was scrambling Wednesday to ensure domestic meat supplies, sending in cattle from the armed forces herds and calling for political allies with farms to ship all the cattle...
05 December 2006
View news from Argentina Argentina farming sector goes on strike
ARGENTINA - A large swath of Argentina's farming community was on strike Monday against government price controls on beef and other restrictions, with protesting farmers clamping down on the main supply of cattle to market. ...
28 November 2006
View news from Argentina Kirchner and cattle farmers on collision course
ARGENTINA - Argentina is planning to limit beef exports by 30% and to make cattle’s slaughtering weight more flexible in an attempt to increase domestic supply, according to press reports in Buenos Aires. ...
View news from Argentina Argentina announces new plans to increase beef supply
ARGENTINA - The Argentinean government plans to impose new restrictions on beef exports in order to guarantee supplies to the domestic market, according to Agra-FNP. ...
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