Argentine corn area to soar, even if La Nina hits


Farmers in Argentina may lift corn sowings by 20% despite a threat from dry weather, thanks to a potential for profits which "is just too good to pass up". Many forecasters have warned that farmers in the South American country, the second-biggest exporter of the grain after the US, will trim plans to expand 2011-12…

Argentine farmers furious with government’s wheat export policy


Argentina liberated 450.000 tons of wheat for export, a decision which is believed to be closely linked to Sunday’s election in the farming province of Santa Fe where the government of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner suffered a major defeat. Hugo Biolcati, president of the powerful Argentine Rural Society warned that the extra volume was…

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