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Commodity Intelligence Report
June 25, 2010

Northern Argentina Production Potential Continues to Grow


The provinces of Northern Argentina include Salta, Santiago del Estero, Jujuy and Tucumán. Three of these provinces offer cropland expansion possibilities. Potential growth of cropland in Northern Argentina is estimated at over one million hectares in the province of Salta and another half a million hectares in Santiago del Estero and in Jujuy. Within the province of Tucumán, most of the cropland available is already developed. Northern Argentina, discussed here, extends a little north of the Tropic of Capricorn and south to the 30th parallel. This semi-tropical to arid region offers growers multiple cropping options with a potential two-million-hectare expansion... [Complete Story]


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USDA-FAS, Office of Global Analysis

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