South America

Argentina strikes back at U.S. in WTO beef row

Argentina has lodged a dispute against U.S. restrictions on imports of Argentinian beef and other meat products, the World Trade Organization (WTO) said on Friday. FULL STORY »

U.S. defends restrictions on Argentine beef

The United States on Wednesday defended restrictions on imports of beef from Argentina after the South American country said it planned to challenge the measures at the World Trade Organization. FULL STORY »

Cattle imports start 2012 higher, expected to tighten into 2013

Cattle imports through the first half of the year were 22 percent higher than a year ago. Imports are higher from both Mexico (up 31 percent) and Canada (up 6 percent). FULL STORY »

Brazil meatpacker JBS posts Q2 profit of $83.6 million

Brazil's JBS SA, the world's biggest beef producer, posted a profit of $83.64 million in the second quarter. FULL STORY »

Mexican drought impacts on U.S. cattle imports

Increased imports of Mexican cattle have supplemented dwindling U.S. feeder cattle supplies the past two years. Mexican cattle imports increased 16 percent from 2010 to 2011 to 1.42 million head. This level is 29 percent above the average annual imports for the ten years from 2001 to 2010 and was second only to the record 1995 level of 1.65 million head. FULL STORY »

Rancher excited about U.S. beef’s prospects in Latin America

Nebraska rancher Rod Gray was one of several hundred cattlemen who gathered in Denver last week for the Cattle Industry Summer Conference. FULL STORY »

Argentine farmers to end strike, warn of more protests

Argentine farmers said they would allow a one-week freeze on grains sales to end as planned on Tuesday, but threatened to stage more anti-government protests against taxes and export curbs. FULL STORY »

Strike slows flow of grains to top Argentine port

Grain trucks entering Argentina's main port of Rosario slowed to a trickle on Monday due to a five-day-old sales strike by farmers, but exports remained uninterrupted due to ample dockside reserves. FULL STORY »

Argentine grain farmers call national sales freeze

Argentine farmers announced a one-week nationwide halt to grain sales this week to protest higher taxes in key farming province Buenos Aires, a move that lifted U.S. soy futures as traders braced for tight supplies. FULL STORY »

Argentina says farm strike will not slow exports

Trucks hauled their normal loads of corn and soybeans into Argentina's main grains hub of Rosario o n M onday, but a sales freeze called by farmers protesting a tax hike in the country's top farm province slowed business at No. 2 port Bahia Blanca. FULL STORY »

Argentine farmers protest as tax bill progresses

Lawmakers in Argentina's biggest grains province started debating a bill o n T hursday to hike land taxes despite strike threats by farmers who say the reform would drive some growers out of business. FULL STORY »

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