The government denies that there is a shortage of the grain and therefore has refused the import of 20,000 tons proposed by the rice industry.
"The shortage has already been disapproved by the Government. There are certain mills which need rice, others do not, but regardless, the application should have been made in August and the government has already given its resolution in which they say there is no shortage," said Kamal Dieck, general manager of Beneficio Dieck.
Brazilian investors estimate that a minimum of 50,000 hectares are needed to develop soybean production for the domestic market and export.
This was confirmed by the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (SAG), Ramon Escobar, during a meeting between investors and members of the SAG. The mission is composed of representatives of sectors including energy, infrastructure, tourism and agribusiness. "The idea is to plant the legume exploiting the potential of the country."
Honduran producers have negotiate purchase prices for a quintal of top quality white grain from between $9.7 to $9.8 with flour producers.
The current price of a quintal of premium white corn is 325 lempiras ($8.6), but the farmers' association PROGRANO is trying to achieve a price of up to 370 lempiras ($9.8) per quintal in negotiations with of corn flour producers.
As part of the Agritrade Platform, Guatemala will participate for the 27th time in PMA Fresh Summit, the most important international trade show and convention of fruits and vegetables in the United States, which will take place at Anaheim Convention Center, California from October 17th to 19th.
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