How Do Uruguay Farmland Prices Compare To The United States?

Patrick Archer agribusiness, average prices, competitiveness, foreign investment, real estate, uruguay

The USDA just released their annual report of US farmland values, so we wanted to see how Uruguay farmland prices compare to one of the world’s largest producers and exporters of agricultural commodities. The USDA’s Land Values 2014 Summary breaks down the US farmland market into five main growing regions: Appalachian, Corn Belt, Lake, Northeast and Northern Plains. (Note: We …

Uruguay Olive Farm With Over 5,000 Trees Producing Award-Winning Oils

Patrick Archer agribusiness, real estate, uruguay

This is a unique turnkey opportunity to own a Uruguay olive farm with two homes and complete farm facilities near the town of Minas in the Department of Lavalleja. The 44-hectare (108-acre) farm is located in one of Uruguay’s best regions for olive production given the native soil quality, the rolling terrain of the Lavalleja sierras and outstanding water resources. In fact, …

Uruguay Ready To Open Bid Process For Rocha Deep Water Port Project

Patrick Archer agribusiness, competitiveness, foreign investment, real estate, uruguay, visionaries

Uruguay president Jose Mujica only has seven months remaining in office, and there’s one major logistics priority his administration intends to launch before his March 2015 departure: The Deep Water Port in Rocha. The new Puerto de Aguas Profundas will be the largest infrastructure project in the country’s history, and the executive branch is preparing to open the bid process which has …

Uruguay Wineries Betting Tannat, Quality Will Open Export Markets

Patrick Archer agribusiness, creative class, foreign investment, lifestyle, real estate, uruguay, visionaries

Uruguay wine exports have surged over 500% since 2011, but many producers believe a new focus is needed to raise awareness and win more converts abroad. Uruguay Wines Look For Quality To Open The World’s Door is the headline of Mayte de Leon’s well-researched analysis in El Observador which documents how many Uruguay bodegas are producing more premium wines. In …

US$100 Million Investment For Uruguay’s First Big Solar Farm

Patrick Archer agribusiness, competitiveness, foreign investment, real estate, technology, uruguay

Uruguay’s first large-scale solar farm was just announced yesterday providing more evidence of the country’s ambitious plans for diversification of the energy matrix and the rapid incorporation of renewable energies like solar, wind and biomass. The national power company, UTE, signed a agreement to purchase energy for 30 years from the solar farm being built in Salto by Madrid-based Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV). The Uruguay solar farm …