Farming News Daily This is the RSS syndication feed for Importance of the farm sector Agriculture is an important driver for Chile’s economy. Chile’s annual agricultural exports over the last four years have consistently surpassed $8 billion, representing six per cent of the country’s GDP. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT The dairy market Trade balance for dairy products is nearly 25 million pesos, resulting from exports of added value products. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 27 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Farming and climate change New climatic scenarios will have implications not only for food production but also global trade. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Increase in milk production Milk received by processors in Chile increased 2.8 million litres year on year, according to statistics from the Chilean Department of Agriculture. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Wed, 14 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT Cherries from Chile Chile becomes the leading exporter of cherry and dried plums to China Wed, 10 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT Help for farmers The Ministry of Agriculture announced a new incentive and subsidy program for farmers in the Región de La Araucanía earlier today. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Mon, 09 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMT Moving half a million pigs against the clock How do you remove and relocate half a million hogs? Chile is trying Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 03 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT Lamb exports to China China opens its market to Chilean beef and lamb plus avocados and berries Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Wed, 16 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT Water shortage in vineyards Chile's Copiapo Valley should be a picturesque grape-growing region. Instead, there is mile after mile of rows of withered vines along this stretch of the Atacama Desert. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Mon, 09 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT Apple farming Chilean oversupply of Taiwan in 2010/11 boosted it to become the market’s largest supplier of apples, overtaking the US newsroom - Tue, 13 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT Problems in the poultry industry Government creates collusion commission while others call for harsher penalties. newsroom - Tue, 13 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT Farmers in trouble Mid sized Chilean farms going broke because of rising costs and cheap US dollar Wed, 01 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT Doubling wine production Chile winery expands in Argentina to double production in five years Fri, 29 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMT NZ dairy plans scrapped Fonterra has dropped plans for a merger in Chile between subsidiary Soprole and Nestle after opposition from local farmers and politicians. newsroom - Tue, 26 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMT Massive dairy investment DAIRY investment syndicate Manuka's successful decision to invest in Chile rather than Australia has seen it become Chile's largest grass-based producer supplying five dairy companies. Wed, 23 Mar 2011 00:00:00 GMT Rise in vegetable prices Fruit and vegetables in Chile forecasted to soar 20% because of the drought Chilean farmers and produce distributors estimate that prices will increase for some fruits and vegetables by as much as 10 to 20% within the next 60 days, due to water shortages in northern and central Chile. Tue, 01 Mar 2011 00:00:00 GMT