The drought in Rio Grande do Sul should not affect the outcome of Expodireto Cotrijal
The participation of farmers from other regions of the country should generate at least $4.9 billion in business
The Technical Assistance and Rural Extension Company of the State of Rio Grande do Sul (Emater-RS) revealed this week that Rio Grande do Sul there will be a significant decline in agricultural production, a reflection of the severe drought generated for the third consecutive year of the phenomenon. La Nina. the harvest of CORNFor example, there will be a 41% drop, with initial production increasing from 6.1 million tons to 3.5 million tons. Soybeans are expected to fall 31%, with production at 14.1 million tons, compared to 20.5 million tons. But even with this challenging scenario in the state, the expectation of Expodireto Cotrijal, an event that takes place in Não-Me-Toque (RS), is that business will not be affected. According to the president of the fair, Nei Manica, the projection is that the event will reach 4.9 billion dollars – the same volume as last year – or even more. This is because farmers from other states, which were not affected by the drought, must contribute to the result.
Another issue that has also challenged farmers is the lack of resources from Planting plan 22/23. The economist of the Federation of Agriculture of the State of Rio Grande do Sul (Farsul), Antonio da Luz, reveals that with the lack of rural credit, market interests for farmers reach 18%. The expert also points out that the government’s tactic of forcing interest rate cuts will not work, bringing fewer resources available to farmers. During the opening of Expodireto, the Minister of Agriculture, Carlos Favaroeven asked central bank reduced to Selig. This week he met with the Minister of Finance, Fernando Haddad, to request R$ 1 billion for the current rural loan. Farmers look forward to these resources and agricultural fairs as well.
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