Soy Exports Drive Argentina
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Fri Sep 13, 2013 05:17 PM CDT

ROSARIO, Argentina (DTN) -- Agricultural leaders in this proud but sometimes overlooked country are quick to point out the country's sophistication and standing as a global leader in soy exports.

The importance of the soy industry to Argentina's economy was drilled into a group of foreign reporters who visited parts of the country earlier this month. Argentine beef -- while exquisite -- takes a back seat to the billions of export taxes and extensive shipping infrastructure that surrounds the soybean industry. As one agricultural economist noted, "We are soy obsessed."

Soybean production, pegged at about 50 million acres, dominates the ...

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