As president-elect of Argentina, Javier Milei has expressed his support for the agricultural sector. He plans to eliminate withholdings and intervene in the market to benefit this sector, which accounts for 70% of Argentina’s total exports. Milei’s government will focus on shrinking the state and reducing taxes to support the agricultural industry.
To oversee agricultural policies, Milei has chosen Fernando Vilella, an academic and former dean of the UBA, along with other professionals from the agricultural sector. Vilella presented a paper outlining key policies needed for sustainable growth in agricultural production based on the bioeconomy.
The Argentine Rural Society and Argentine Rural Confederations have shown their support for Milei’s government and his intentions to work together towards a radical change in current agricultural policies. They call for lowering or eliminating taxes and hope to see growth in Argentina’s agricultural sector soon.