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Protests at key Argentina port cause ag export headaches

A spike in shipping costs and lower profits resulting from a series of union protests at Argentina’s Rosario port, one of the world’s biggest grain export centres, has raised concerns among the country’s agricultural companies. Strikes by powerful unions representing river pilots, longshoremen and soy crushing workers have been frequent at the port, about 300 […] Read more

Argentine Farmers Rally Against Gov’t Wheat Policy

Reading Time: 2 minutes Hundreds of hardline Argentine farmers protested on Feb. 16, calling for a freeze on sales of grains and cattle, to press President Cristina Fernandez to end government intervention in the wheat market. A wave of strikes by farmers in 2008 rocked local financial markets, disrupted the nation’s multibillion-dollar grains shipments and eroded Fernandez’s popularity. Tensions […] Read more