NEWS
Argentina Crop Outlook -- 4
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Wed May 9, 2012 06:33 AM CDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (DTN) -- There comes a point when perseverance becomes stupidity and Santiago del Solar believes he is nearing that stage with wheat.

The sharply dressed farm manager, who runs family concerns across 30,000 acres in Buenos Aires province, traditionally employs the cereal on a third of the land, but this year is toying with the idea of planting none at all.

"Why am I going to plant a crop that I don't know if I can sell?" he asked.

The difficulty in marketing wheat arises from the government's export policy, which exerts strict controls on how much ...

Quick View
  • Back to Beans Growers considering moving a field from continuous corn back into soybeans should pay special att...
  • The Attraction of Youth Combine genotyping with a yearling bull, or even a weanling, and you're less likely to make a poo...
  • Kubota Steps Up A new mid-range, high-horsepower M7 tractor moves this company into the row-crop arena.
  • SCO Sticker Shock Costs and potential disconnect with county yields make the Supplemental Coverage Option a hard se...
  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Clean Air Lawsuits Filed Several environmental and animal-welfare groups argue in two lawsuits that there is well-document...
  • Ag and Environment Outlook Agriculture continues to watch how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implements the propos...
  • Surgery on Plastics Dharma Kodali's goal is to insert soybean oil in the basic ingredient list for PVC plastics.
  • Ask the Vet How should I treat a cow with a swelling on her flank?
Related News Stories
Argentina Grains Enter '15 Looking Good