Mon Sep 29, 2014 04:00 PM CDT Argentine farmers face tight margins and hope for devaluation. But the underlying economic crisis that will likely cause that re-pegging of the currency remains a huge concern.
Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:03 PM CDT Argentina's lower house Thursday granted President Cristina Fernandez wide-ranging economic powers, which could allow her to force the sale of grain stocks and cap food prices.
Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:13 AM CDT Brazil's government announced a 29% jump in deforestation in the 12 months through July 2013. While only a small reversal in the face of a fivefold decline in clearance since 2004, the news comes at an unwelcome time for the soy industry.
Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:35 PM CDT Brazil's government has pledged to offer 3% tax credits on sugar and ethanol exports in 2015 in a bid by President Dilma Rousseff to woo the sector ahead of the October elections.
Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:38 AM CDT Brazil's plans for self-sufficiency in fertilizers have been quietly shelved amid the lack of viable projects, flat prices and harder times at state-linked fertilizer firms.