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17 June 2021
View news from Argentina Argentine meat packers reach preliminary export agreement with government
Argentine meat packers have reached a preliminary deal with the government that will allow them to partially reopen beef exports after a month-long suspension aimed at cutting domestic food price inflation, an industry source said on 16 June....
08 June 2021
View news from Argentina Argentine customs strike on 8 June to hit grain exports
Grain exports from Argentina were likely to be affected by a seven-hour strike by customs officers on Tuesday, as the officials press for priority access to coveted COVID-19 vaccinations, the port manager said on Monday 7 June....
01 June 2021
View news from Argentina Argentina suspends 12 beef export operations as conflict over ban deepens
Argentina said on Monday 31 May it had temporarily shut down 12 beef exporters over "irregular" operations and had seized over 220 tonnes of meat as tensions over the government's meat export ban deepen....
02 April 2021
View news from Argentina High prices lift Argentina's March grains exports revenue to 18-year high
Argentina brought in $2.77 billion from agricultural exports in March, the CIARA-CEC chamber of export companies said on Thursday, as high grains prices pushed revenue from international shipments to an 18-year high....
11 January 2021
View news from Argentina Argentina lifts corn export ban and adopts 30,000 tonne sales cap instead
Argentina has lifted a suspension on corn exports announced in December and will opt instead for a temporary 30,000 tonne daily cap on sales abroad....
08 January 2021
View news from Argentina Argentina’s government says that it is “evaluating” corn export suspension
Argentina’s government said it would review a decision to temporarily suspend corn exports after a meeting between the farming minister and leaders of the country’s main agricultural associations....
06 January 2021
View news from Argentina Argentina’s farmers will strike over corn export suspension from Monday
Argentine farmers will hold a 72-hour strike from 11 January to protest a government decision to temporarily suspend corn exports....
05 January 2021
View news from Argentina Argentina’s meat industry believes that recent corn export suspension will not lower local food prices
Argentina's recently announced suspension of corn exports will not have its intended effect, which was to lower the cost of local staples like steak, the country's CICCRA meat industry chamber said on 4 January....
31 December 2020
View news from Argentina Argentina suspends corn exports to safeguard domestic food supplies
In a surprise move, Argentina’s agriculture ministry has suspended sales of corn for export until 28 February as part of a strategy to ensure domestic food supplies....
01 December 2020
View news from Argentina Argentina’s agriculture export industry workers go on strike
Two major unions representing Argentina’s agro-export industry have launched an indefinite strike, escalating a stand-off that has been simmering for months....
10 November 2020
View news from Argentina Argentina’s port workers launch sudden strike, affecting grain shipments
A union spokesman confirmed that its members who are grains pork workers were holding surprise strikes in protest of stalled talks over wages....
30 October 2020
View news from Argentina Argentine oilseed crushers and union to meet again as strike looms
Argentina’s oilseed crushers and exporting firms are scheduled to meet again with a key worker union in order to reach a deal over COVID-19 bonus payments and head off the threat of strike action in the world’s top supplier of processed soy....
29 October 2020
View news from Argentina Argentine oilseed union says that more strike action is likely after offer from crushers deemed “insufficient”
The main union for Argentina’s oilseed crushing workers is hinting at further strike action acter a proposed coronavirus bonus payment fell short of expectations....
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....
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....
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....
 
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