Category: Argentina

On the Hunt — This Week in the Grain Markets

Grain markets headed into the Easter holiday weekend on a bit more volatility, helping most futures stay in the green. Oats were the big winner, rebounding up 4.15% since last Friday, closely followed by 3.5% and 3.15% by soymeal and corn respectively. The U.S. dollar was the big loser of the week, down 0.6%, which supported… Read more »

Saik’s Agri-Treks: Iguassu Falls and Itaipu Dam

Iguassu (or Iguazu, Iguacu) Falls borders Argentina and Brazil, its name originating from the Tupi or Guarani language meaning “big water.” With a width of 2.7 kilometers and heights between 60 and 82m, it certainly is big water. They’re taller than Niagara Falls and twice as wide. And it’s not just the falls that are uniquely spectacular…. Read more »

Who Cares About Politics and Soybeans in Argentina? We Should. Here’s Why.

Owen Roberts is currently in Argentina, attending the IFAJ 2013 Congress. The photo above is courtesy Chuck Zimmerman. View the Flickr account here. Any export-intensive country for agriculture needs to be constantly tuned into global developments that influence what happens inside our own borders. Today, the search for those developments takes us to the backroads… Read more »

Saiks AgriTreks Episode 7 – Loading Soybeans On The Parana River In Argentina

This weeks episode of Saiks AgriTreks continues with Rob’s tour of the agriculture industry in Argentina. This time around, Rob gives us a quick look at the Louis Dreyfus loading facility on the Parana River. The soybean processing facility itself is massive and produces biodiesel, oil, raw soybean and soybean meal for export with most of… Read more »

Saiks AgriTreks : Corn Harvest in Cruz Alta, Argentina

The corn crop in Argentina holds major influence over corn prices worldwide. Argentina is the fourth largest corn growing country worldwide. According to the USDA foreign agriculture service the projected crop for 2012-13 is projected to be 23.6 million metric tonnes. The 2011-12 crop was badly affected by drought conditions spread across a large corn… Read more »

Saiks Agri-Treks Episode 4 – Trip to Argentina ExpoAgro – Part 2

In the last episode of Saiks Agri-Treks we followed Rob as he toured the various live machinery demonstrations at Expoagro in Junin, Argentina. This time around, we get a look at the agronomic side of the show as we visit some of the booths on the ground featuring some of the larger companies in Argentina…. Read more »

Saiks AgriTreks Ep 3 – Expoagro – Argentina

In this episode of Agri-Treks we travel to Junin in Argentina for a look at Expoagro. Expoagro is one of the biggest and most dynamic outdoor ag shows in the world. It runs over the course of 4 days over an area of roughly 500 hectares. There are live machinery demonstrations as well as a… Read more »