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Brazil’s Congress And Foreign Land Ownership

Brazil’s Congress And Foreign Land Ownership By Alastair Stewart | dtnprogressivefarmer.com It’s been nearly a year since the Brazilian government imposed restrictions on large land purchases by foreigners, bringing an abrupt halt to wave of international investment in rural real estate. Farm lobbyists claim that the decision to enforce a long-standing law restricting foreign land ownership to 620 acres to 12,350 acres, depending on the location, caused investments of $15 billion to be suspended.…

Key political risks in Argentina

Key political risks in Argentina President Cristina Fernandez is seeking re-election and polls show she could take victory in the first round on Oct. 23, helped by brisk economic growth and a splintered opposition. But recent regional elections have gone worse than expected for the government, leading many to wonder if Fernandez’s re-election is still a sure thing. The 58-year-old leader vows to deepen the leftist policies that have infuriated many business leaders and farmers in Argentina, Latin America’s…

Brazil Sets New Record in the Adoption of Transgenic Crops

August 2011 | PRNewswire The area in Brazil planted with transgenic crops is now growing at a faster pace than the growth of the entire planted area for crops of soybeans, corn and cotton – the three crops with genetically modified varieties that have been approved, as indicated by the 1st review of the adoption of biotechnology in the 2011/12 harvest, conducted by the consulting firm Celeres. The area planted with transgenic soybeans for the next harvest will be 13.4% greater than it was in the 2010/11…

The connection between Argentina and wine

By Magandeep Singh | February 2011 The world of wines is so vast that to try and taste your way through them would amount to trying to traverse the universe in a single lifetime! Luckily, we already know how rewarding checking out wineries can be, and I for one don’t ever get bored of my job. But don’t envy me because I have to taste the good as well as the bad. When I was in Argentina for a visit, the first thing I realised was how little I know about wines in general. Travel seems to have this sobering…

The Land Report – Campos – Ranches and Legacy Property Owners Around the World

        Hall and Hall – Eric O’Keefe of The Land Report report talk about Ranch Land in the USA. Much of what he says also applies to other worldwide Legacy properties like Estancia Punta del Agua in Argentina. Who are the Largest Private Land Owners in the United States of America Most of America’s biggest spreads are in the West. Here are the storied dynastic ranches owned by heirs of the Kings, Waggoners, and Burnetts. This is also where corporate chiefs like Ted Turner…

Chilean volcano affects Argentine Patagonia tourism activity

By Alexander Wilson and Federico Quilodran | Associated Press The 100 million tons of pyroclastic ash and rock spewed by an Andean volcano has meant hundreds of millions of dollars in losses for communities more accustomed to profiting from the dramatic mountain landscape. The Cordon Caulle volcano opened a new gash along a ridge just across the border and upwind from Argentina. For six weeks now, it has been belching ash into the sky, grounding flights across the lower third of South America for most of the…