Corn: “More Than a Core Sector” of the Economy

Zerboni warned: “Our sector has long endured interest, exchange rate splits and a high tax burden (…) We hope these obstacles will be resolved soon” (Maisar).

During the Maizar 2024 Congress: “Unleash Collective Talent”, which took place yesterday in Buenos Aires. Federico Cerponi, president of the Argentine Corn and Corn AssociationHighlighting a seeded producers approach This is a campaign of record grain coverage, the uncertainty of an election year and an interminable drought three years later. He explained that the rains, although scattered, came to promote the corn’s record sowing, demonstrating the capacity for adaptation and the constant commitment to technological innovation that characterizes Argentine agriculture.

In that framework, he emphasized planting The investment achieved a good result in the early corn, but suffered serious damage in the late ones. Chickpea (Dalphulus mytis).

The Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the event also attended the opening ceremony of the Congress Fernando Villella, Secretary of Bioeconomyand pResident of Maizar Congress, Ignacio Garciarena.

Despite the severe losses caused by stunted growth in this agricultural campaign, the owner of Maiser was optimistic: “We are going to continue with this, as we deal with other pests. “We worked from the first moment to integrate the information of our chain with private and public companies, and today the best experts in the country know every situation of the country and We can say that they have found better alternatives for the area as well. “

Federico Zerboni, President of Maizar; Fernando Villella, Secretary of Bioeconomy; And Maizar 2024 Congress president Ignacio Garciarena opened the meeting (Maizar).

“It’s important to understand that,” Zerboni stressed Many times the producer sows, invests, but does not reap. Above all, let the authorities understand that this year they have massively increased rates and taxes on production. The producer always thinks that there will be a good yield.

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On the other hand, he insisted The weight of the agri-food sector constitutes 64% of exports. “We are a country of natural resources and human resources, fertile soil and enormous productive potential. But we are still stuck in a stagnant economy, with high inflation and more than 50% of the population stuck in poverty. And he asked himself: How long have we been asking the same thing? “We cannot continue down this path.”

Cerboni warned: “Our sector has long borne the brunt of withholding, exchange rate gaps and high tax burden.This severely affects Argentina’s production system. We hope these hurdles will be resolved soon as promised during the election campaign,” he said.

By 2030, they expect Argentina to produce 80 million tons of corn, they announced from Maizar (Reuters)

“We’ve already shown that Removal of holdovers is driving the growth of the sector. In 2015, when they were removed, the area under maize cultivation increased by 55% in four years, and exports grew to make the complex the second most important in the country and one of the most important in the world. This has promoted crop rotation and sustainable agriculture,” explained Mizer’s president.

From Mysore, By 2030, they expect Argentina to produce 80 million tons of grain. Increasing exports and generation of foreign currency, and converting more grains into animal proteins, bioethanol and other value-added products.

In this framework, Zerboni emphasized: “We are more than just a primary sector of the economy. Our chains have high-tech components, where scientists, agronomists and engineers work with electronics, systems, data and artificial intelligence. “We invest millions in technology and add enormous value to the economy.”

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“It is time to recognize that our sector is one of the fundamental pillars of the country’s development. It creates added value, foreign exchange and, above all, human and professional development,” considered Maizar’s president. And he concluded: “Our crops are technology, therefore, they require investment, innovative business models and, above all, an institutional structure that supports them. needed.”

Ignacio Garciarena, president of the Mysore 2024 Congress, pointed out that corn is “a developed economy that adds great value” (Mysore).

while, Ignacio Garciarena, “There is still a long way to go for change in origin, regional development, roots, sustainability, business models,” he said, adding: “We do not produce primary goods or industrialized goods. We produce complex substances through photosynthesis. We harvest sunlight and use the resulting sunlight to sell meat, polenta, bioplastics, fuel and corn in hundreds of forms. And it’s complicated, very complicated. “We’re not a primary economy, we’re an evolved economy that adds enormous value.”

In this regard, Bioeconomy Secretary, Fernando Villella, “It’s always better to be at home,” he said, recalling that he headed the Mysore Congress in 2023 and had “no idea or expectation of fulfilling the role” he plays today.

The Secretary of the Bioeconomy, Fernando Villella, promised to “move forward” with lifting the ban on exports “when macro conditions allow” (Mysar).

Vilela thought that Corn is a layer of the “powerful national cow”. And, “restructuring to return profits to our live cow producers.” He recalled that over the years the sector had demanded three issues: the removal of many restrictions on the internal and external markets; The growing exchange gap should be narrowed and export duties should be eliminated: “We were able to move forward with the first two issues, and we promise to do so with the third issue as soon as macro conditions permit.”He promised.

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On the other hand, he announced it Today, Thursday, he travels to China (a major importer of corn) to “open markets.” The official’s visit to the Asian Institute was part of a tour that included France and Belgium.

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