Argentina Crop Outlook - 5
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:49 AM CST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (DTN) -- Argentine farmers received a real shot in the arm with the devaluation of the peso and cutting of quotas and tariffs on Argentine grain and meat exports.

The new regime will likely prompt a dramatic jump in output over the next two years, including a jump of 15% in grain output through 2017.

However, freeing up markets and the resulting expansion will expose shortcomings previously hidden by reduced activity.

"The issue is that we are not well-prepared for this expansion," said Gustavo Lopez, a grains analyst at Agritrend, a Buenos Aires-based consultancy.

Lopez says the ...

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