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Santa Catarina pig farmers want subsidy on freight for corn purchased in Mato Grosso

"While in Mato Grosso corn is stored in the open, in Santa Catarina pork and poultry farmers fear losing production because of a lack of the input," complained the president of the Santa Catarina Pig Farmers Association (ACCS), Losivanio Luiz de Lorenzi.

Along with other representatives of the Brazilian pig production chain, de Lorenzi has presented the Agriculture Minister, Mendes Ribeiro, with calls for improvement in the sector. De Lorenzi says the impact of the crisis could be reduced with a government subsidy on the purchase of corn from Mato Grosso to be delivered to production units in the South of Brazil. A request was made to pay meat producers R$ 5 per bag of grain purchased in Mato Grosso.

"Pig and poultry farmers buy corn from the Center-West and have it taken to the South, and the government would pay R$ 5 per bag in this process," said de Lorenzi, adding that the National Supply Company (Conab) is slow to act and is holding back a solution to the problem.

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