Argentina Crop Outlook - 2
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Fri Feb 6, 2015 04:07 PM CST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (DTN) -- Will Argentine farmers dump soybean stocks?

It's a new question that has exercised the minds of the soybean market over the last two years.

In 2013-14 and 2014-15, farmers retained around 20% of the crop, past planting of the next crop, in the hope of a devaluation of the Argentine peso and as a hedge against economic instability.

That restricted the flow of Argentina's large crop onto the market. The flipside is a change in Argentine economic policy can cause 8 million metric tons of beans to reappear on the market.

"Retaining soybeans is one ...

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