NEWS
Argentina Crop Outlook - 1
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Mon May 6, 2013 07:46 AM CDT

VENADO TUERTO, Argentina (DTN) -- With Argentina apparently slipping deeper into another of the crises that have dogged the South American grain giant over the last decade, farmers are looking for the safest strategy to negotiate the rocky ride ahead.

Raging inflation and a wildly unstable currency, combined with surging costs and taxes, make grain farming a risky proposition in 2013. But a lack of options mean many of the corporate farms, pools and owner occupiers that produce the world's No. 3 soybean crop and big corn and wheat harvests may plant anyway and hope for the best.

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