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Government Takeover of Soy Crusher Vicentin Last week, Argentina’s government announced it would intervene in the bankruptcy of one of the nation’s biggest soybean crusher – Vicentine. The government is sending a proposal to Congress to take over the company. Vicentine has over $1.4 billion in debt, of which $300 million is coming from the government.  The government’s decision has generated many reactions, including public demonstrations and strikes both from farmer/exporter associations and from the general public. Nobody trusts that this decision is being made with good intentions. It is widely believed that the government is actively working against farmers and exporters and this is another move to interve...

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Dec 20 Corn closed at $3.365/bushel, down $0.0825 from yesterday's close.  Sep 20 Wheat closed at $5.2475/bushel, down $0.0925 from yesterday's close.  Nov 20 Soybeans closed at $8.7525/bushel, down $0.155 from yesterday's close.  Dec 20 Soymeal closed at $291.7/short ton, down $...

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