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Argentine Grain Exports Hit by Trucker Strike

Roadblocks were set up by truckers around ports in Buenos Aires province

Grain in truck

Argentine grains exports were disrupted by roadblocks set up by truckers around ports in Buenos Aires province, the CIARA chamber of export companies said on Tuesday.

Successful Farming reports the pickets by drivers demanding lower taxes, tolls and fuel prices as well as set fee schedules to be paid by farmers for transportation, were set to reach the main agricultural export hub of Rosario at midnight, the truckers said.

About 80% of Argentina's farm exports are shipped from Rosario terminals. The South American country is the world's No. 3 corn exporter and top supplier of soymeal livestock feed.

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