The support of all the productive areas of the country that had Javier Milei to defeat Sergio Massa In the runoff it was essential to achieve victory. However, this is not a fortuitous fact: the countryside is decisive for the development of hundreds of towns and cities that live at the rhythm of the agrarian economy and in recent years the policies implemented by the ruling party were clearly more extractivist than promoters of progress. And that was what was expressed at the polls.
If we add to that that agriculture has always promoted the same ideas as the libertarian leader, among which the removing all types of obstacles to trade, reducing the State and alleviating fiscal pressure on the private sector, everything seems to indicate that the coincidences with the agroindustrial sector are absolute.
In effect, the agricultural vote was clearly in favor of the change and this was evidenced by the devastating victories in the provinces where the productive matrix is purely agricultural, such as Córdoba, Santa Fe, Entre Ríos, Mendoza and even in a large part of the Province of Buenos Aires.
In the dynamics of Argentine politics, all that is already in the past and we are already thinking about what is coming, which is the assembly of the teams to begin the administration. For this reason, Milei has incorporated different leaders from the agricultural sector into her work team in recent weeks.
This group of specialists will work in harmony with the future Minister of Economy to define the policies that will set the course of the new management because a priori, it will be those of a macroeconomic nature that will generate the greatest impact in the sector, linked to the exchange rate, the export duties and the elimination of restrictions on foreign trade.
Although it is not yet known who would be next Secretary of AgricultureIn the days before the runoff, Ámbito learned that some names close to former president Mauricio Macri had been suggested to Milei, including officials who were already in office. But that was completely ruled out.
Meanwhile, one of the first to join the “agro” team of La Libertad Avanza, was Fernando Vilellathe former dean of the Faculty of Agronomy of the UBA and he would be the one who reorganizes the structure of the current Secretariat and sounds strong to occupy said position.
Others who also joined are Peter Vigneau, rural leader with experience in public service, and German Paats, who until weeks ago served as head of the Barbechando Foundation, whose main focus is on the legislative field. From this hard core the name of the next Secretary would emerge.
Beyond who will lead the destinies of the agroindustrial area, it is worth remembering that the party that will govern Argentina as of December 10 has been working for some time on the need to advance macroeconomic corrections that will radically change the way in which it is marketed. in agricultural production.
As he was able to reveal Ambit, the work team will look for eliminate all types of regulations that exist today to export and boost the trade balance with greater stimuli to ensure that production is marketed in a much more dynamic and faster way.
It would also seek to attack the collection of gross income and advance the sanction of a Seed Law, something essential for Argentina to take off in terms of products and increase agricultural yields just as Brazil did in the last 20 years.
Refering to removal of DEXs (also called retentions) during the electoral campaign, Milei himself warned that he would advance in the first instance with a reduction and a gradual program to reach the elimination of all crops except for soybeans, which would have a long-term progressive scheme. Meanwhile, a part of the payment of export duties would serve to cancel other taxes.