An aerial view of the port of Rosario, Argentina, on the shore of the Parana River. The grains hub has been receiving shipments of U.S. soybeans as a trade war has disrupted the rational flow of products.

U.S. farmers fret as Chinese soy purchases move elsewhere

Strange trade flows — U.S. beans to Argentina, Argentine beans to China, Argentine beef to the U.S.

Reuters – A ship named the Torrent recently reached the end of a 5,000-mile trip carrying soybeans from the U.S. Great Lakes to Argentina — a journey that only makes economic sense because of the U.S.-China trade war. The ship docked in the Rosario grains hub on Dec. 4, days after the leaders of the […] Read more

Argentina plans to export major amounts of soymeal to China in 2019

Beunos Aires | Reuters – Argentina expects to export significant amounts of soymeal to China starting after the next harvest in May, a top agriculture ministry official said on Friday, as the South American grains powerhouse moves to take advantage of U.S.-China trade strife. Argentine officials were in Beijing on Friday finalizing the paperwork needed to ship […] Read more


Argentina’s soybean season ‘dead’

Buenos Aires | Reuters — Hope has withered for any recovery in Argentine soy yields hit by a four-month drought that shows no signs of abating, farmers and analysts said Monday, prompting China to step in to fill the gap in soymeal exports from the world’s No. 1 supplier. The dryness that has blighted the […] Read more



Argentina declares flood emergency in six key farm provinces

Buenos Aires | Reuters — Six of Argentina’s main farm provinces were declared flood emergency areas by the government on Friday, making special credit lines and tax breaks available to affected growers in the soy- and corn-exporting powerhouse. The resolution, announced in the government’s morning gazette, covers the provinces of Cordoba, Santa Fe, Entre Rios, […] Read more


Devalued Argentine peso seen spurring grain exports

Buenos Aires | Reuters — The currency devaluation set to kick off in Argentina on Thursday is expected to pump millions of tonnes of pent-up grains supply into the international market at a time when the world is already seeing record stockpiles. For the first time since 2011, Argentines have full access to U.S. dollars […] Read more