Monday, May 29

Retentions: the Liaison Table asks Congress to debate its legitimacy

Consequently, from the ruralismo they exhorted “the national authorities and the political forces to assume the obligations in their charge and resolve this situation urgently.” In this way, the agricultural sector requested that this issue be addressed during the extraordinary sessions.

“At times like this, where drought and fires are generating losses in several provinces, this type of rigid taxation puts many producers in check who still do not know if they are going to save costs,” warned the agricultural representatives.

This harsh statement is also added to the mobilizations organized last week by self-convened producers who are pressuring rural entities to bow to a forceful measure against the current agricultural policy implemented by the Government.

The autoconvocados are currently the toughest faction in the field and although until now the Liaison Table has shown a willingness to dialogue with the Government, in recent months that relationship seems to have deteriorated. It is that the year also began with another strong reaction on the part of the rural entities, the Rural Society, the Agrarian Federation and the CRA directly resigned from the Argentine Agroindustrial Council (CAA), the coalition that was born with a clear dialogue objective to also achieve the sanction of a law that promotes the agro-export business in Argentina and that also has the support of the Government.

The truth is that three of the rural entities today are considered to be on the “front path” of the CAA due to their continuity of dialogue with the Government, something that in practice seems to be broken for these unionists. Meanwhile, to add even more pressure in the sector, CRA not only resigned from the CAA but also from the so-called Mesa de las Carnes, an area of ​​discussion that the Government periodically raises with all the actors in the cattle and meat sector.

“From the Argentine Rural Confederations (CRA), as we have stated repeatedly, it insists once again that there will be no Livestock Plan possible under the conditions in which the national livestock activity must be developed today. Interventions, quotas, prohibitions, do not make up the adequate framework for the search for the minimum consensus necessary to ensure the growth of the activity. Following what is dictated by the Superior Directive Council of the institution, we believe that the conditions to work and find consensus are not given “, explained the entity in a statement.

In this way, CRA gets directly from the call of the Ministry of Agriculture to a meeting scheduled for next Wednesday. The big question that now arises in the countryside is whether after these resignations and the specific request to Congress to debate on the retentions, what will be the next step of the rural leadership in a framework of practically no dialogue with the Government.