Leaders from Argentina’s major transportation union said on Monday they will call for a national strike to demand an increase in grain freight rates, as higher fuel costs cause tensions throughout the industry. The national transport federation (Fe.Tr.A) is demanding the government increase the tariffs on grain producers to reflect the higher costs for fuel, which has been affected by galloping inflation. “In order to avoid further damage to the economy of its members, (Fe.Tr.A) calls for a national stoppage of activities from Monday, April 11 at 00.00 hours (0300 GMT) until an answer is found,” the federation said in a statement. Around 86% of soybean transportation to Argentina’s ports is carried out by trucks, 13% by trains and the remaining 1% by ships. Agricultural producers in the South […]