El Salvador: Agricultural costs to go down in 2009

It is expected that next year agricultural and livestock producers will have low cost of raw materials, since the price of imported goods is dropping.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Fertilizers through the country have started to go down 2%, as a result of the drop in oil prices. "We are hoping that in April we see a change in prices," said Francisco Vidri, manager of DISAGRO. In fact, the government estimates that the 15,00 tonnes of fertilizer that it will get by tender in January, for delivery with improved seeds, will have more favorable prices, according to calculations by Mario Salaverria, minister of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG).

"For yellow corn there will be a drop starting in December, as the changes are normally seen two months after the purchase of the product," the minister explained.



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