Trade and markets
 

Detail

Area
Argentina
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
Soybeans
Date
01/12/2014
Policy Category
Consumption and marketing
Policy Instrument
Market regulation
Description
Limited access of farmers holding soybean stocks to public production loans, and introduced formal reporting requirements for the sale of silo-bags (used for on-farm storage), in a bid to encourage farmers to release soybeans into the market.
Notes
Farmers holding onto their soybean harvest (as a hedge against local inflation and currency devaluation - see MPPU Mar. & Nov.’14) may see their access to production loans curtailed. Reportedly, the state-owned Banco de la Naci