For producer Adrián Pelliza, the situation is complex, and "Without a doubt, there is also an aggravating factor for transportation because they deliver the fuel in drops and with a tremendous price differential."

The producers’ odyssey to obtain diesel to do their work in the fields has become unsustainable. In the middle of the heavy harvest, throughout the country, the situation they go through to get the input is very complex.

One of the producers who described what people who work in the fields experience on a daily basis was the one associated with the Argentine Agrarian Federation (FAA) Adrián Pelliza, who said that in the south of the province of Córdoba There is not only the inconvenience to obtain the input but also the surcharge that must be paid to have it.

“We found ourselves with the inconvenience to get the fuel. In some places it is found, but the issue is the price difference. There are also places where it is not available and there is a lack of lubricants. This situation occurs when we have all the thick second crop ahead. Peanut is rising. Wheat sowing is being done wherever possible, where the lack of moisture is already complicating the development of the crop itself,” he remarked.

For producer Adrián Pelliza, the situation is complex, and “undoubtedly there is also an aggravation for transport because they deliver the fuel in drops and with a tremendous price differential”

“The situation is complex. and without a doubt there is also an aggravating circumstance for transportation because they deliver the fuel to dropper and with a tremendous price differential. It would be logical that, at least in agriculture, we had the same price as at the pump and not to mention the price of the Federal Capital”, he added.

In the zone of Beautiful field, southwest of the province of Chaco, the scenario is similar. There, the federated to the entity Germán Thean hopes that this situation will be resolved soon “to continue working normally”.

“The lack of fuel affects us for the harvest of soybeans, sorghum, corn and cotton; as well as for sowing wheat. In turn, it affects the transfer of cotton to the gin, and grain to the ports”, he said.

Germán Thean hopes that this situation will be resolved
Germán Thean hopes that this situation will be resolved “to continue working normally”

From that same Chaco branch, Marcelo Saizer He stressed that the lack of fuel greatly affected that region of the province. “The lack of fuel affects this part of the Chaco. Two and a half months ago, when the soybean harvest campaign was about to begin, the lack of fuel began to be felt. There were producers who had to travel 100 or 200 kilometers to achieve it, and the lack of fuel continues. There is still cotton to harvest, corn, a lot of sorghum, and week after week the lack of fuel is felt more. The service stations are whole weeks without fuel”described.

The FAA president of the General Villegas district, Manuel Lucero:
The FAA president of the General Villegas district, Manuel Lucero: “We cannot harvest because there is no diesel”

In the area of ​​General Villegas, in the province of Buenos Aires, the FAA president in that district. Manuel Lucero, He was very clear when describing what is happening in the surroundings of that region: “We cannot harvest because there is no gas oil. In Emilio Bunge, near Villegas, there are none. In Piedritas, on Route 33, either. In General Villegas, last Wednesday there was no diesel at the three service stations: YPF, Axion or Shell. We were working on the sleeve and we don’t have diesel for the tractor to give rolls or ration, so everything is a problem”, alerted.

“For two months we have been dragging the lack of diesel. We now have to harvest second-class corn and sorghum. A driver is not coming because he needs two thousand liters to come to this area and he can’t get it. Six months ago we put all the money to plant and now that we have to harvest the corn and sorghum we can’t because there is no fuel. Everything is very difficult with this government.” he added.

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