October 1, 2008


Argentina farmers to launch six-day strike


The leaders of Argentina's four top farm groups announced Tuesday a six-day strike running to Oct. 8, when they will meet again to discuss their next moves.


Starting Friday, the farmers will not buy or sell grains or live cattle, but will not block roads like during the crippling series of strikes launched earlier this year.


In addition, the sale of goods from drought stricken areas will not be blocked, Rural Society president Hugo Biolcoti said.


Farmers are protesting a series of government interventions in the sector including high export taxes and limits on beef, corn and wheat exports.

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