Nicaragua Receives $ 10 Million in Grains

The U.S. will donate 24 metric tons of yellow corn and 9 metric tons of soybeans.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The proceeds of the sales will finance activities by the Animal Health Monitor program and the Plant Health Monitor program.

The beans will be sold by the National Association of Poultry Producers (ANAP).

Finance Minister, Alberto Guevara, stated "... the quality of Nicaraguan export products will improve ...", El Nuevo Diario published on its website.

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Corn in El Salvador: Production and Import

April 2013

Between 2011 and 2012 El Salvador spent $160 million on the purchase of white maize, despite having the best performance per hectare of grain in the region.  

Even though in the last nine years El Salvador has recorded the highest average agricultural yield, data provided by the Economic Integration System (SIECA) reveals that in 2012, the country imported 83,231 tonnes of white maize.

Sharp Rise in Prices of Corn, Wheat and Soybeans

July 2012

The prices of products derived from these grains have gone up, with supply having been severely affected by the worst drought in the U.S. in the last 25 years.

An article in reports on the rapid changes that the international price of soybeans, corn and wheat have suffered in the last month:

El Salvador to Import Basic Grains Duty Free

November 2011

A decree authorized the duty-free import of basic grains, maize and beans, to ensure supply for the population.

By means of Decree 907, the MAG has been empowered to buy and sell seed and grain, bean and maize and materials for their production, in order to guarantee the price of the product and transfer it at a reasonable cost to the public.

Salvadoran Assembly Approves $5 million for Corn and Beans

November 2011

The National Assembly has approved the Ministry of Agriculture’s budget increase for the purchase of seeds for planting beans and corn.

With 71 votes, the Legislature approved the favorable vote of the Treasury and Budget Commission, to empower the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock with the special temporary provisions to ensure an adequate supply of seeds for beans and corn, as well as the materials required for their production.

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