Argentina Crop Outlook - 4
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Fri Feb 15, 2013 03:10 PM CST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (DTN) -- Argentine farmers are deciding how much wheat to plant this year.

But unlike their competitors in the U.S. and Russia, the question at the forefront of their mind is not where international prices will go, but how much wheat the government will let them export.

"We are dependent on the whims of the government," said Sergio Conterjnic, a Buenos Aires-based farm consultant.

Argentina's government limits wheat exports as a means of controlling food prices. It announces an export quota at the start of the year and then releases shipments in a drip-drip fashion.

Unfortunately, the ...

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