The attacks on agricultural establishments do not stop. This time, the victim was Francisco Hidalgo, a producer of General La Madrid’s Buenos Aires partythat this weekend suffered the breaking of 11 silobags which, in total, contained about 1,900 tons of corn for a value of 70 million dollarsin what is the largest attack of its kind on the field to date.
The fact occurs in a context in which the national government, pressured by the need for dollars, pressured agricultural producers to sell the stored crop, first blaming them for the shortage of foreign currency and accusing them of being speculators, and then offering them a dollar. $ 200 differential for those who deliver their cereal in September.
In this scenario, last Sunday Hidalgo woke up with a phone call warning him of the breaking of 11 of his silobags. He immediately moved into the factory and, working tirelessly to beat the rain that had been announced for the night, with the help of more than a dozen peopleUsing manual and hydraulic shovels, they were able to collect the grain that was spread out in the open and cover it before the storm arrived, thus avoiding a millionaire loss.
“We believe that, despite it having rained, we will not have any losses because the employees of that and other nearby fields voluntarily worked with us all day Sunday to cover the broken silobags,” said the affected producer talking with rural Clarino.
Although there are still no certainties, it is estimated that the breakdown took place on Saturday night and that the criminals would have entered on foot as there were no traces of the vehicles. Hidalgo filed the corresponding complaint and now the matter is under investigation. The producer has left everything in the hands of Justice and having been able to protect the crop, he now prefers to “move on”, he said.