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In Argentina there are more farms for sale and at cheaper prices.

The value of rural real estate continued with its downward curve in the second half of 2018, according to CAIR. The sector sees a revaluation after the election depending on the result. ie. If Pro wins again prices should rise. If not then they could stay low for decades. The Board of Directors of the Argentine Chamber of Rural Real Estate (CAIR) highlighted, in its report of the second semester of the year, that “financial investments remains more attractive both abroad and in local loans, competing…

Argentina is having a cotton export boom

After reaching a floor of 235,000 hectares planted in the 2016/17 season, cotton acreage expanded to 324,000 hectares in the last season, and, according to the Production minister of Chaco Province,  Marcelo Repetto, a 20% increment is expected for this year. The new macroeconomic scheme is improving the perspective for the cotton chain in Argentina. The dollar rose from AR$17 a year ago to current AR$38.50, i.e, a 126% increment; wages and other costs in Pesos were liquefied due to the currency depreciation…

Bumper wheat harvest should ignite Argentina economy

August 10, 2018
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A record wheat harvest expected in Argentina this year could arrive just in time to jumpstart the ailing South American economy in the fourth quarter, after growth has been hit by low investment, high inflation and a soy crop devastated by drought. Farmers are rushing to plant wheat in the moist conditions left by rainstorms that helped destroy Argentina’s recently-harvested soy bean crop. Months of dry weather gave way in April to three weeks of storms that helped cut the crop to about 35 million tonnes…

A snapshot of Argentine farming sectors changes

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Where agribusiness goes in Argentina, so does the country. The latest National Survey of Agricultural Producers (ENPA), was conducted the Agribusiness Centre of the Universidad Austral, in partnership with the Centre for Agribusiness at Purdue University (USA), reflects how the farming activity is changing in the view of many producers.  A new model, more capital intensive per hectare, exists now in order to grow products more integrated into the chain individually or associatively with other producers. They…

Argentina agricultural machinery sales increase dramatically

Despite the damaging floods that affected most productive rural areas of the country, Argentine agriculture continues to grow strongly, and the trend is reflected in the sale of new agricultural equipment. There is considerable data that shows this. For example, in the first half of the year, the sale of combine harvesters, tractors, seeding drills and implements reached a turnover of $ 14,015 million pesos, an increase of 91.4% compared to the first half of 2016, according to the data from Indec. 10,456…

European immigration: The owners of Argentinian Ranches

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European immigration: The owners of the Argentinian campo / Ranches Argentina has been populated almost entirely by European immigrants. The South American country has received individuals and families from the Old World since the times of the colonization. During the last 500 years, Argentina has been a destination for merchants, businessmen, travelers, refugees, and government officials, coming mainly from Spain, Italy, France, Poland, and Germany. Europeans and the Argentinian campo While many Europeans…

The Kings of soy, maize, meat and milk in Argentina

A review of the major players in Argentine Agriculture. The agricultural sector is one of the most diverse parts of the Argentine economy. The golden years of the landowners and their large estates in the Humid Pampa, some almost as large as small countries of Europe, has been left behind for the most part. There are still some very large farms, ie here is one farm of one million acres. However despite the change of eras, now in the 21st century, some agriculture producers still stand out from the rest as…

The future of food in South America

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The future of food in South America is uncertain, because high-quality food will be grown anywhere in the world where there is the lowest cost of inputs. The leadership of agriculture and food exports in South America is an achievement of generations and now yields its best harvest. This continent has a most conducive climate for producing high quality food, as well as exceptional soils, thanks to the volcanic ash of the Andes, accumulated over millennia. All these factors, coupled with hard work, the application…