Brazil's poultry and hog farmers want your corn
The president of the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein, Francisco Turra, has said yesterday in a press conference that he wants an end to all restrictions for imports of corn, including from the U.S. He also wants the Brazilian National Technical Commission of Biosecurity to authorize the entrance of GMO corn.
The issue already got the support of the country's Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply. Blairo Maggi, the head of the ministry, is the most pro-trade minister in recent history. The only pending part of the deal is the Ministry of Natural Environmental, which woul request to review that proposal.
Turra said that there will be a "market balance" with frequent entrances of U.S. corn. In several regions of Brazil, corn production was impacted by the La Niña phenomena and was scarce also because of higher exports.
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