Argy Farm Leaders To Meet Later Today

The members of the farming organizations liaison committee are scheduled to meet later today at 10am local time with the leaders of the Unión-PRO coalition, to discuss the situation of the agricultural sector, the Rural Society reported yesterday.

Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri and Dissident Peronist Deputies Francisco de Narváez and Felipe Solá, who will all be candidates for Congress in Buenos Aires province, will meet with the four farm leaders today at the headquarters of the CRA rural confederations, in the City.

Solá and De Narváez sided with the farmers last year during the conflict they held with the national government over a hike in export duties, and since then they have been defending their demands.

On the agenda for discussion is likely to be the governments announcement over the weekend that they are to press ahead with plans to nationalise the country's grain trade from May 1st.

Mid-term elections in Argentina are now re-scheduled for June 28th.