Farmers harvest soybeans in Argentina's town of Estacion Islas

 
Farmers harvest soybeans in Argentina
Farmers harvest soybeans in Argentina's town of Estacion Islas April 3, 2010. Argentina will formally complain on Monday to China over Beijing's plans to block soy oil imports from the South American country, the foreign ministry said early on Saturday. Foreign Minister Jorge Taiana has called Chinese Ambassador Zeng Gang for a meeting where he will express that the Argentine government is "upset and worried" about Chinese measures against its soy oil, the foreign ministry press office said. Argentina exported 1.84 million tonnes of soy oil worth $1.4 billion to China in 2009. Soy bean and soy derivative exports are a pillar of Argentina's economy and the government could lose some $600 million in tax revenue this year if soy oil exports to China are suspended, according to private estimates. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian (ARGENTINA - Tags: AGRICULTURE POLITICS BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT)