The Secretary of Agriculture and Livestock, John Joseph Bahilloanticipated some details of the measures that he and his team will offer to the Minister of Economy, Serge Massawithin try to simplify measures. The national official maintained that “there are many things that can be done” to promote the countryside. “I don’t know if they can be implemented now, but there are medium-term issues. My obligation is to take some axes to the minister next week«, Said the entrerriano.
In dialogue with Radio Rivadavia, the head of the agricultural area indicated that they are thinking of a simpler scheme for the modality of liquidating soybeans. «We are thinking of a more simplified and simpler scheme in the mode of liquidating soybeans. We have received criticism from the producers and the entities, that is why we have been seeing it with the economic team and there is a political decision to improve this procedure, “he explained.
Build credibility and predictability
Then, he clarified that “other conditions are being evaluated, but it would be unwise to advance something.” In a message that seeks to calm the waters, Bahillo pointed out: “We have to work to generate credibility and trust so that the field liquidates the crops. Provide predictability and generate tools to make them more accessible to producers.
On the other hand, consulted about the concern in Patagonia about the seizure of land by self-proclaimed Mapuche organizations, Bahillo was forceful. «I am not in favor of takings, the right to private property is enshrined in the Constitution. Our original peoples can be preserved and recognized, but that cannot go against private property », he maintained.
Claims of the field against the Front of All
The decision could be due to the disagreement of the most powerful sectors of the field due to the lowering of the ministerial rank, when the ministry was replaced by a secretariat. “We do not like at all that the ministerial rank has been lowered because the livestock and fishing sector is very important to give it a secretarial rank. It does not give it the same investiture that it should have,” said the president of the Agrarian Federation, Carlos Achetoni.
On the other hand, producers have been quite critical of the implementation of the “soybean” dollar, after Alberto Fernández’s onslaught against agriculture, whom he treated as a speculator. Argentine Rural Confederations (CRO) indicated, last week, that the “soybean” dollar promoted by the Central Bank (BCRA) is a “monster” that wants to turn the producer into a “professional timbero.”