Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:49 PM CST Argentina elected farm-friendly Mauricio Macri as its new president Sunday. He is expected to bring an end to the eight-year feud between the government and farms. Meanwhile, lowering the soy export tax and a devaluation of the Argentine peso may prompt the release of Argentina's massive soybean stocks on the market.
Thu Nov 12, 2015 02:22 PM CST Argentina's election turned attention to soybean exports and how quickly the 35% tariff on shipments will be reduced. But the main question remains how quickly will the peso be devalued?
Mon Nov 9, 2015 11:46 AM CST Truckers block highways in nine Brazilian states. Earlier in the year, similar strikes caused delays to grain and meat logistics. This strike may be less well supported, though.
Thu Nov 5, 2015 08:24 AM CST An independent truckers group is calling for drivers to block roads in a repeat of the April strike. The government thinks support may not be as strong as last time around, though.
Fri Oct 30, 2015 07:27 AM CDT Brazil's soy industry is pushing for a change in legislation that would allow for a hike in biodiesel content in diesel fuel from 7% to 10%, which would boost soy oil demand at a time when a record bean crop is expected.
Thu Oct 29, 2015 08:10 AM CDT Brazil has the potential to increase corn yields by 30% to 40% through mechanization, utilization of new GM technologies and better access to credit, said the international consultancy.
Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:07 AM CDT A surprisingly close result in Sunday's presidential poll in Argentina indicates pro-agriculture candidate Mauricio Macri has a real shot at winning in a run-off on Nov. 22.
Mon Oct 26, 2015 09:54 AM CDT Brazilian soybean planting was 20% complete as of Friday, Oct. 23, well behind the five-year average of 30% for this stage of the season as hot, dry conditions continue to prevail in Mato Grosso and the rest of the Center-West.