NEWS
Argentina Crop Outlook - 4
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Tue May 20, 2014 02:59 PM CDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (DTN) -- Argentina's farmers look set to produce good soybean and corn crops in 2013-14.

But producing well is only half the battle when farming in the country's unstable economic environment.

In marketing the crop, growers think about international prices but also the best way to protect themselves from roaring inflation and the threat of a flash devaluation.

"Selling grain is as much about protecting yourself as making money," said Martin Fraguio, executive director of the Argentine Corn and Sorghum Association (Maizar).

Argentina has some of the richest soils in the world for growing grain, and very ...

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