Agricultural producers from different parts of the country will demonstrate, on a date to be defined, in the City of Buenos Aires to demand that the national government announce greater tax and credit aid to mitigate the damage caused by the drought.
This was defined this Friday by the Board of Directors of the Argentine Agrarian Federation (FAA) during a virtual meeting held by 14 of the 16 districts that make up the entity.
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In dialogue with TN, the president of the FAA, Carlos Achetoni, announced that the idea is to mobilize the Casa Rosada, Congress and the Ministry of Economy. In addition, they will extend the invitation to participate in the protest to the other 3 entities of the liaison table (CRA, SRA and Coninagro).
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The FAA’s decision comes within the framework of the disagreement of the agricultural sector with the aid measures announced by the Government in the midst of one of the worst droughts in history.
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In the assembly held in Villa Constitución on February 28, Achetoni had set the deadline for Monday, March 13, for the government to respond to their claims. Otherwise, he warned him, they would start a plan of protests.
View of the producers’ assembly that was held on February 28 in Villa Constitución. (Photo: Agrarian Federation)
For his part, the president of Coninagro, Elbio Laucirica, began a tour this Friday to analyze the situation that some cooperatives and producers are going through in the south of Buenos Aires. In turn, he held meetings with the mayors of Mar del Plata, Guillermo Montenegro, and General Alvarado, Sebastián Lanantuony.
Consulted by TN about whether they would join the FAA march, sources from the entity assured that they should evaluate it with the advisers of the different provinces.
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Meanwhile, the Argentine Association of Agricultural Producers (AAPA), an entity outside the liaison table, announced that it is considering a cessation of marketing, to which could be added cuts in routes, among a battery of measures, before what they consider a lack of attention and action by the national State.
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“We say to the Government, take charge or we will take actions, among which we will include a total cessation of the commercialization of grains and finance, roadblocks and mobilizations in large cities,” they said from AAPA.
Among the actions that are demanded of the Government are the unification of the exchange rate, removal of export duties for all agricultural productions, updating of the Income Tax, elimination of the tax on Personal Assets and the Check, legal reforms labor and further decline in public spending.