Farm leaders say they plan to prevent shipments of grain from leaving. Argentina is one of the world’s top exporters of corn, wheat, soya and beef. Correspondents say a prolonged dispute could have an impact on international markets at a time when food prices are already at record levels.
The farmers are particularly angry about an increase to the export tax on soya – a commodity which last year earned the country $13bn. In March protesting farmers blocked roads for three weeks, preventing trucks from delivering produce, leading to food shortages.
We are going to miss beef and rice for good!