Paraguayan Farmers Protest Proposed Grains Export Tax

www.oann.com | 6/21/2017 | Staff
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SAN RAFAEL, Paraguay (Reuters) – Thousands of farmers in Paraguay protested on Wednesday against a proposed 15 percent tax on soy, corn and wheat exports that will likely come to a vote in the Senate this week.

Farmers in the world’s No. 4 soy exporter gathered in Itapua, one of the main agricultural areas of the landlocked South American country, complaining the tax would put an end to corn and wheat planting and shrink soy output.

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“This tax has to be rejected because it is going to kill Paraguayan agriculture,” Colonias Unidas cooperative President Agustin Konrad told Reuters.

The proposal, which could come to a vote on Thursday, came from a leftist coalition in Congress, Guasu Front. But President Horacio Cartes’s party agreed to support it as part of...
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