Argentina’s Ministry of Agriculture proposes to charge agricultural producers for the use of soybean and wheat seeds

Argentina’s “Horn” reported on July 19, the Minister of Agriculture Dominguez met with representatives of A seed producers in the afternoon of July 19, hoping to promote the use of soybean and wheat seeds for agricultural producers to charge related fees. According to the reality of data released by the seed industry, only about 35% of soybean seeds and 40% of wheat seeds are legal in Argentina, while the legal rates of soybean seeds in Brazil, the United States and Uruguay are 70%, 95% and 100%, respectively. The president of the National Institute of Seeds (INASE) noted that the use of illegal soybean and wheat seeds has cost Argentina an advantage in terms of crop yield. Minister Dominguez called for a new seed law to recover the loss of production in competition with neighboring countries in agricultural production.

Source: Economic and Commercial Section of the Embassy of the Argentine Republic

Post time: Aug-05-2022