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👉 Valid farmland comparisons updated for 2016

Precios de la tierra agrícola actualizados 2016
INTERNATIONAL FARMLAND COMPARISONS We have made a comparison of the prices of agricultural land in ten countries. Six are located in South America, two in Asia, one in Europe and one in North America. They are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, United Kingdom, USA and New Zealand. When researching current land prices, we found that only two countries in the sample have reliable data. The Department of Agriculture of the United States publishes an annual report, which, among other…

Agriculture is Brazil’s one and only bright spot

A record soybean crop leads a strong farm performances to make the sector the only one growing in a country mired in recession and political uncertainty. A deep recession, political chaos and a Zika virus epidemic  have taken Brazil to its knees but the country is still a world beater in one respect: Agriculture.  Brazil’s crop agency, Conab, said  it expects a record soybean crop this year with a corn crop close to a record also.  The country’s farmers look to set record crops of coffee and…

Don’t Cry for Argentina’s Investors they are doing just fine

  ARGENTINA POSITIVE OUTLOOK IS GAINING TRACTION WITH INVESTORS In the four months since former Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri was elected president, Argentina has become a lodestone for global investors. They’re anticipating the biggest spurt of growth in Latin America, a corresponding retreat of inflation and the best returns from the continent’s healthiest companies. Argentina Markets often bestow a halo on new governments that fades when promises can’t be kept. Investors in Argentina…

Brazilian agribusiness still drawing investor interest

Brazilian agribusiness has investors interested The slump in commodity prices and the weaker real are attracting foreign funds interested in Brazilian agribusiness. International players want to place bets despite the political crisis, which some investors actually see as an even more fertile ground for deals. The opportunities sought by US funds like Amerra Capital Management and Proterra, and by Brazilian funds such as Pátria, range from land deals to stakes in high added-value companies in animal health…

Rabobank has good news for dairy farmers

RABOBANK  HAS GOOD NEWS FOR DAIRY FARMERS: World dairy production is slowing, which should push up prices in 2017, rural lending specialist Rabobank said in its quarterly outlook which is good news for dairy farmers. Global dairy commodity prices have continued to stumble along a market floor, largely determined by European Union support, the bank said. While the short-term outlook remained pessimistic, production growth in the world’s milk production regions had continued to slow. At this week’s…

Uruguay Introduces Traceability in Cattle Ranching

Traceability in Cattle Ranching Uruguay is sometimes described as “one big farm”. It’s a country, albeit a small one, where cattle outnumber people by four to one and farming is the most important part of the economy. Like their fathers and grandfathers before them, Roque and Lindenberg are gauchos, or cowboys, effortlessly herding cattle on their modest ranch just north of Montevideo, Uruguay’s capital. But this is today also a land of high-tech cowboys, where the laptop is as important…