Portuguese farmers demand ban on cheap corn imports

Maize (Corn)
Regulation & Compliances
Market & Price Trends
Published Nov 29, 2023

Tridge summary

Portuguese farmers are calling on the government to take urgent action to reduce imports of corn, which is causing falling prices for locally grown crops. The farmers are demanding that only a minimal amount of imported corn is allowed during the months when the national crop is being sold. They argue that purchasing companies are favouring cheaper Brazilian corn over the more expensive local crop, leading to an "abnormal" situation where national production has no market.
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The initiative of Portuguese farmers is to cut off the supply of foreign corn during the purchase of a new crop by law and make this measure permanent. The portal has read an article published in the Portuguese news agency Lusa about farmers’ demands to streamline the situation with imports: “The Association of Farmers of the District of Coimbra (ADACO) has led a national initiative demanding that the country’s government take urgent measures to prevent unnecessary imports of corn. This farmers' association warned in October of difficulties with the sale of corn and falling prices for the new crop, but the situation is getting worse, according to an ADACO press release sent to Lusa. Farmers are asking to find national and European mechanisms so that from next year, from September to December, the time of the national corn flow, only the “necessary minimum” of imported corn (if any is needed) is allowed until the Portuguese crop is sold. According to the association, the ...
Source: Agroxxi
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