Saiks AgriTreks – A Closer Look at Argentina Soybean Production

All winter we hear about the condition of the South American soybean crop.  For many of us, countries like Argentina feel very far away yet the impact on our farms has become incredibly large.  Soybean prices have launched higher in 2012 which has created major opportunities for Canadian and American soybean producers.  Demand has been strong but the South American crop yields have been weak which has tightened stocks.

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In this episode of Saiks Agritreks, Rob Saik provides some great insight into the mind of the Argentine soybean farmer.  Rob discusses land rent, land ownership, plant populations, yields, rotations and other issues that Argentinian farmers deal with.

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Shaun Haney

Shaun grew up on a family seed farm in Southern Alberta. Haney Farms produces, conditions and retails wheat, barley, canola and corn seed. Shaun Haney is the founder of RealAgriculture.com. @shaunhaney

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