Argentina Suspends Corn Export Sales until March, Infuriating Surprised Farmers

The move by the world's No. 3 corn supplier was a sign of tightening global food supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Argentina will suspend sales of corn for export until February 28th, the agriculture ministry said on Wednesday, December 30th, announcing the surprise move as part of the government's effort to ensure ample domestic food supplies.

The move by the world's No. 3 corn supplier was a sign of tightening global food supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This decision is based on the need to ensure the supply of grain for the sectors that use it as a raw material for the production of animal protein such as pork, chicken, eggs, milk and cattle . . .

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