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International companies with appetites for the Argentine harvest

Международни компании с апетити към аржентинската реколта
Louis Dreyfus Co. (LDC) has acquired a grain and oilseed storage facility in the Trilli province of La Pampa, Argentina, which will be ready to operate with grains as early as December, following planned upgrades and reactivation.

The facility has a capacity of 1,600 tons in silos and 40,000 tons in silo bags. The plant will be able to process significant volumes of grains and oilseeds throughout the year, LDC said. Its connection with the Domingo Faustino Sarmiento railway will facilitate the transportation of local produce to LDC's agro-industrial complex in General Lagos, Santa Fe, and its deep-water port complex in Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires.

"The acquisition of this facility represents a strategic investment to further strengthen LDC's activities in the country, supporting field-to-port logistics thanks to its rail connectivity and complementing LDC's already existing structures in the provinces of La Pampa and Buenos Aires," said Daniel Giuliano, inventory manager for South and West Latin America at LDC.

LDC's increased presence in the province will also provide local growers with access to the company's full portfolio of integrated solutions, including logistics and finance facilities, as well as a range of seed varieties, fertilizers and crop protection products sold under the Macro Seed, Macro Fertil and Macro Protect from LDC.

It is the second facility in the province and the 11th in all of Argentina for Netherlands-based LDC.

The International Grains Council (IGC) projects Argentina to produce 44 million tonnes of soybeans, 16.6 million tonnes of wheat and 61 million tonnes of maize for the 2023-24 marketing year. The South American nation is currently the world's largest exporter of soybean meal.

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