The political confrontation with the government of a sector associated with Cambiemos produced a new chapter in the last hours. A former official of the Ministry of Agriculture in the years of Mauricio Macri asked agricultural producers to strongly oppose the recent official measures for exports, and claimed an ideological position from a leading entity in the sector, Argentrigo. The result was a rebellion frustrated by their own peers, who maintain the idea of evacuating doubts and debating measures at the political table.
“I ask for the floor, because we need a strong position, a political expression of the entity against the government measures, because they harm the producers,” he started. Santiago del Solar Dorrego, former Chief of Staff of the Ministry of Agroindustry, under the management of Luis Miguel Etchevehere. The message was given at a virtual meeting of the Argentine Wheat Association (Argentrigo).
Agricultural producer and current militant of the most ultra current of the field, led by Etchevehere with terminal in the toughest PRO, headed by Patricia Bullrich, Del Solar continued to make strong proposals in the meeting in which the four entities of the Mesa de Enlace, the producers of noodles, mills, seedbeds and agrochemicals, among others. Once his presentation was over, the President of Argentrigo, Miguel Cané, great-grandson of one of the feathers of the Generation of 80.
“Here you work with everyone, We will not do what you ask under any circumstances. Argentrigo is part of the chain, of the intersectoral table and has assumed responsibilities to keep export trade open, but we also work to be aware of supplying the domestic market. And we are going to continue working in that sense ”, Cané synthesized. The reaction was curious: Del Solar Dorrego, descendant of Manuel “El Loco” Dorrego, leader of the May Revolution who had the nickname of “father of the poor”, got off the Zoom and a while later communicated his resignation to Argentrigo as an independent member. The entity is, together with Acsoja, Asagir and Maizar, one of the most important chambers in agriculture.
The rejection of Del Solar’s position, more than an ideological question, has to do with two variables: the first, economic. In full boom in international prices of agricultural commodities, one of those present raised that it is ridiculous to protest with wheat at $ 230 a ton in the Chicago market. Values that also favor Del Solar himself, which has soy, corn and wheat production fields in the Rojas area, and also in the southern part of the province of Buenos Aires.
Del Solar’s anger must also include the reading that, in addition, the measures announced by the Government do not have to do with grains. And the possibility of withholdings is under study, but without an application date. The second question is one of negotiation: Argentrigo is an active member of the Argentine Agroindustrial Council (CAA), the field that broke with the ultras to discuss thorny issues at a political table and not with attacks outside the private-Government catharsis.
Del Solar is not a saint of the devotion of many, not even of the Liaison Table itself. It was he who announced, when the gearbox was dripping oil, Macri’s decision to reimpose withholdings on grain exports. He was the lieutenant of Etchevehere and after the departure of the former Rural Society’s ministry, he accompanied him in different armed opposition groups. The most emblematic, Campo Más Ciudad, the powerhouse for the generation of marches and protests on routes and inland cities. The most important, the one requested by the irregular Vicentín when the Government decided to advance in a sanitation scheme that today is being rushed by the company’s partners themselves.