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Argentine soy workers/exporters remain far apart in contract talks after strike

20 Oct 2020

BUENOS AIRES, Oct 20 Argentine soymeal exports were subject to a 24-hour strike by the main oilseed workers union, but local operations at Chinese export company COFCO were spared thanks to a special COVID-19 bonus it paid to employees, the union said on Tuesday.

UPDATE 1-Argentine authorities step in to end soy workers strike

14 Oct 2020

BUENOS AIRES, Oct 14 Argentine authorities on Wednesday ended a less-than-24-hour wage strike by the Federation of Oilseeds Workers that had temporarily halted local soy processing at plants owned by major shippers Cargill, Bunge , Glencore and Dreyfus.

Rights group criticizes Buenos Aires for using face recognition tech on kids

09 Oct 2020

BUENOS AIRES Human Rights Watch wants the city of Buenos Aires to stop using live facial recognition to identify children accused of committing crimes, the rights group said on Friday.

International banks sue Argentine soy giant Vicentin over debts

09 Oct 2020

BUENOS AIRES, Oct 9 A group of international banks have filed a criminal complaint against Argentine soy crusher Vicentin, the company said on Friday, vowing to fight what it called the "baseless" claims being made against it.

Rights group blasts Argentina for using face recognition tech on kids

09 Oct 2020

BUENOS AIRES, Oct 9 Human Rights Watch wants the city of Buenos Aires to stop using live facial recognition to identify children accused of committing crimes, the rights group said on Friday.

Exclusive: Argentina first country to approve GMO wheat

08 Oct 2020

BUENOS AIRES Argentina has approved HB4 drought-resistant GMO wheat by biotechnology firm Bioceres SA , the company and the government said on Wednesday, making it the first country in the world to approve a strain of GMO wheat.

Argentina cuts soy export tax rate in bid to boost FX reserves

03 Oct 2020

BUENOS AIRES Argentina has temporarily cut soybean export taxes by 3 percentage points to 30% to help stimulate trades, the government announced, as the country struggles with recession and dwindling foreign reserves.

Argentina's honeymoon with IMF about to get a reality check

18 Sep 2020

NEW YORK/BUENOS AIRES Argentina's honeymoon with the International Monetary Fund is about to be tested as it looks to update a $57 billion agreement struck two years ago that failed to prevent a slide into recession and the country's ninth sovereign default.

Soy vs corn? Argentine farmers weigh high prices, dryness as planting season hits

17 Sep 2020

BUENOS AIRES High soy prices are expected to support planting in Argentina this season, but that will be balanced by dry weather, which is driving farmers across the Pampas grains belt to favor late-season corn, which also has attractive prices.

Argentine rains revive wheat, support corn sowing with spring showers ahead

08 Sep 2020

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 8 Rains over the last 10 days have helped revive Argentina's drought-hit wheat crop and improve prospects for corn planting later this month, with Southern Hemisphere spring showers expected ahead, analysts said.

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