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Argentine Farmers Reap Discontent
Thu May 29, 2014 09:05 AM CDT

PERGAMINO, Argentina (Dow Jones) -- Farmers across this country's breadbasket have battled President Cristina Kirchner's populist government for years.

Yet, in an irony that doesn't escape these growers, their record-setting soy crop is helping to prop up their nemesis by bringing in the international reserves vital to help her government avoid another currency crisis. On Wednesday, the Central Bank said the crop would help it to maintain its reserves at about $28 billion throughout the year.

"One out of every three trucks we load goes straight to the government," said Carlos Bunge, a farmer and descendant of the family that ...

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