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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…

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…

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,…

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,…

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,…

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…

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,…