Brazil government seeks to clear truckers’ pro-Bolsonaro blockades

Brazil government seeks to clear truckers’ pro-Bolsonaro blockades

SAO PAULO, Nov 1 (Reuters) – Brazilian authorities sought on Tuesday to curtail truckers’ blockages protesting the country’s presidential election results after signs they were disrupting fuel distribution, meat production, and the ability to send grains to port. Blockades were first reported on Sunday amid spreading demonstrations by truckers and other supporters of Brazilian President … Read more

Trucker blockades in Brazil increase in wake of Bolsonaro election defeat

Trucker blockades in Brazil increase in wake of Bolsonaro election defeat

SAO PAULO, Oct 31 (Reuters) – Truckers who support Brazil’s outgoing President Jair Bolsonaro escalated their protests on Monday, blocking roads throughout the country in actions that could affect exports in one of the world’s top food producers and cause wider economic chaos. Bolsonaro lost Sunday’s election to leftist former President Luiz Inacio Lula da … Read more

U.S. railways to halt grain shipments ahead of potential shutdown -agriculture sources

U.S. railways to halt grain shipments ahead of potential shutdown -agriculture sources

CHICAGO, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Some U.S. railroads will start halting crop shipments on Thursday, a day ahead of a potential work stoppage, an agricultural association and sources at two grain cooperatives said on Tuesday, threatening exports and feed deliveries for livestock. With farmers starting to harvest autumn crops that are shipped to meat and … Read more

Indonesia bans palm oil exports as global food inflation spikes

Indonesia bans palm oil exports as global food inflation spikes

People shop for cooking oil made from oil palms at a supermarket in Jakarta, Indonesia, March 27, 2022. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Ban ‘totally unexpected’ – India trade group U.S. urges cooperation rather than export bans Indonesian govt under pressure to control cooking oil prices Global prices at … Read more