April 18, 2014 / Week N° 16

Posts Tagged Mexico

U.S.: better prices expected for Mexican limes

April 10th, 2014

The worst of Mexican lime prices could soon be in the past, but quality remains inconsistent.

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Mexico prepares mangoes for sale in Russia

March 25th, 2014

Mexico’s Ecofruit discusses the current mango season and prospects in Russia.

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Q&A: South Korean blueberry market snapshot

March 21st, 2014

Very Berry Korea Corp CEO Chaesup Rim talks about changing consumer attitudes to blueberries in Korea.

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Mexico: SAGARPA explains key lime price spike

March 20th, 2014

SAGARPA has labeled the difference between lime grower returns and consumer prices as “unacceptable”.

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Opinion: U.S. lime prices soar on Mexican supply issues

March 19th, 2014

Agronometrics CEO Colin Fain looks at the “astounding” price hike seen for Mexican limes this year.

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U.S.: early start for Giumarra’s west Mexican watermelon deal

March 18th, 2014

Expanding into new areas has helped Giumarra fill watermelon supply gaps.

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“There’s a lot of room for growth” in blueberries, says USHBC

March 18th, 2014

After last week’s IBO conference in Mexico, two experts revealed plans for building blueberry demand.

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Patent pending for Mexican portable plant growth chamber

March 17th, 2014

Mexican developers hope to trial fruit and veggie production in a portable, fridge-like chamber in the Ukraine.

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Mexican president meets with Michoacán avocado growers

March 14th, 2014

Mexico’s president traveled to the country’s avocado heartland yesterday to take a firm stance against crime.

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Pennsylvania and Veracruz consider maritime trade

March 13th, 2014

A shift from land to maritime trade could improve commerce between Pennsylvania and Veracruz.

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Mexico’s berry production complies with China’s rules, says AQSIQ

March 11th, 2014

Mexico’s berry industry has been hopeful for Chinese blackberry access in 2014, but raspberries could be in line too.

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Smartphone ripeness app to simplify produce purchases

March 10th, 2014

A Mexican project to benefit diabetics has given rise to a smartphone app to measure fruit ripeness.

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U.S.: Gourmet Trading pairs with FoodLink for produce traceability

March 5th, 2014

The largest asparagus distributor in North America has teamed up with California-based FoodLink.

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PMA Fresh Connections to link more nations in 2014

March 3rd, 2014

From Shanghai to Pretoria to Sao Paulo, two PMA execs cover a string of Fresh Connections events in the pipeline.

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Peru: Camposol aims for year-round supply in avocados, blueberries

February 17th, 2014

From Colombian avocados to U.S. blueberries, Camposol is looking to new supplies to build its brand.

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Mexico: Aneberries hopes for October market opening in China

February 12th, 2014

Chinese authorities will be visiting Mexico very soon to inspect berry orchards as part of trade talks.

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Peru waits on Brazilian citrus access

January 31st, 2014

Peruvian authorities expect to reach a mandarin export agreement with Brazil by April.

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Opinion: Mexican, Californian avocado deals under the spotlight

January 30th, 2014

Agronometrics CEO Colin Fain looks at market differences between the Mexican and U.S. avocado seasons.

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Texas prepares for boom in Mexican fresh imports

January 22nd, 2014

Renovations to Mexico’s highway system will create a fast track for fresh produce to Texas.

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Mexican lime region shakes under power struggle

January 21st, 2014

A Mexican cartel has suffered mass arrests, possibly returning power to local lime growers.

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Around the world with the Adelita raspberry

January 14th, 2014

The Adelita raspberry has been highlighted by marketers as a travel-durable variety.

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Mexico expects new Asian citrus markets in 2014

January 7th, 2014

An impending South Korea lime deal is one of a raft of new market openings slated by the Mexican government.

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Mexico: technology improves papaya virus detection

December 13th, 2013

Researchers at Mexico’s Cinvestav are developing technology to help papaya growers better detect viruses.

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North America extends fruit fly prevention measures

December 10th, 2013

The United States, Mexico and Guatemala will continue joint efforts to eradicate the Mediterranean fruit fly.

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International Blueberry Conference set for Mexico

December 3rd, 2013

The fourth International Blueberry Conference will bring a global perspective to Mexico’s growing industry.

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“Blood avocado” story appears in Mexican press

December 2nd, 2013

A Vocativ.com story alleging drug cartel involvement in the Mexican avocado trade has gone viral.

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Opinion: learning from the world’s ‘greatest’ import market

December 2nd, 2013

If Mexican agriculture can satisfy U.S. demands, it can compete anywhere, argues VISER president Eric Viramontes.

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U.S. suspends avocado imports from Mexican town

November 28th, 2013

Safety is the main driver behind a USDA decision to temporarily halt avocado imports from a town in northern Mexico.

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Mexico nears watermelon harvest, export season

November 14th, 2013

Mexico’s Colima state will begin its watermelon harvest next month and provide fruit through May.

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Mexico: papaya researchers explore natural pest control

November 11th, 2013

Papaya producers can avoid high pesticide costs using a variety of biological control measures.

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Mission Produce to push avocado reach in China through partnership

November 7th, 2013

Mission Produce has joined with China’s Lantao to get second-tier city consumers eating more avocados.

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U.K. packaging company expands into Mexico

October 31st, 2013

Sirane Food Packaging has entered a deal with Mexico’s Jifkins to distribute its products in Central America.

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Giumarra introduces line of fair trade squash

October 30th, 2013

Produce company Giumarra will offer three fair trade squash varieties from Mexico in November.

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Mexican govt establishes new organic seal

October 28th, 2013

The Mexican government has introduced an organic certification in a bid to boost production and competitiveness.

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U.S.: Mexican tomato agreement effectiveness ‘remains to be seen’

October 25th, 2013

Florida Tomato Committee manager Reggie Brown hopes enforcement problems won’t arise under a new Mexican pricing agreement.

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Southern Specialties expands berry program

October 17th, 2013

Southern Specialties will be expanding its berry offering with the Adelita raspberry.

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Driscoll’s plans blackberry variety transition in Mexico

October 10th, 2013

Gerardo Cruz from Driscoll’s discusses plans to ramp up Mexican blackberry production with sweeter fruit.

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U.S.: Sun World adds grape licensees in Peru, Mexico

October 2nd, 2013

California’s Sun World will now include Peru’s Camposol and Mexico’s Grupo Alta in its grape program.

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U.S. authorities propose access for Mexican potatoes

September 30th, 2013

Parallel negotiations for bilateral trade have received a boost through U.S. recommendations to allow Mexican potato imports.

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Giumarra anticipates strong asparagus volume out of Mexico

September 27th, 2013

In spite of inclement weather, Giumarra expects a strong showing for its Mexican asparagus seasons.

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The Hass Horn: the impacts of Mexican weather on U.S. avocado supply

September 26th, 2013

Avocado expert Avi Crane discusses a “rain market” that surpasses anything experienced by the industry in the past.

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Peru and Mexico to discuss joint avocado marketing efforts

September 23rd, 2013

Peru’s agriculture minister hopes to work with Mexico to strengthen a complementary global avocado trade.

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Bacteria and fungi give boost to fruit tree development

September 19th, 2013

Mexican researchers have found certain fungi and bacteria to speed up fruit tree maturity by up to 40%.


Volume down and marketing up for Mexican avocados

September 17th, 2013

Mexico’s new marketing board, Avocados from Mexico, will be investing millions this year in winning over U.S. consumers.

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Mexico: tomato growers ‘hanging by a thread’, says AMHPAC

September 6th, 2013

With Mexico’s U.S. tomato trade vulnerable to anti-dumping measures, the industry is actively evaluating other markets.

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“Impressive clip” avocado growth strengthens Calavo’s Q3 results

September 6th, 2013

Calavo Growers outstripped the sales growth rate for the U.S. avocado industry as a whole in the third quarter.

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Mexican govt grants phytosanitary status to guava growers

September 5th, 2013

Growers in 10 Mexican municipalities will now be able to sell their guavas more easily thanks to a new phytosanitary status.

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Mexico needs better fruit shipping services, says Cocanmex

August 29th, 2013

Mexico’s Roger Gay discusses a need for better direct access to Europe and the prospects of better tasting irradiated mangoes.

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GROW bananas take on social change in Mexico, Ecuador

August 23rd, 2013

Organics Unlimited’s GROW banana brand will help deliver funds to social initiatives Project Amigo and Children International.

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Mexico invests in doubling strawberry plantations

August 21st, 2013

As international interest increases, Mexico sees promise in strawberry development.

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U.S. gives green light to Mexican pomegranates, dragonfruit

August 14th, 2013

U.S. authorities have approved import access for two fruit species shipped from Mexico.

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Mexican papaya variety promises high yield

August 14th, 2013

The new MSXJ papaya variety in Mexico produces close to double the average yield of the Maradol cultivar.

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Mexican papaya planting grows to meet European, Japanese demand

August 1st, 2013

A Mexican papaya shipper claims European importers are asking for double the volume it is able to send.

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Mexican authorities declare new fruit fly free area

August 1st, 2013

The peach and apple growing area of Asientos in Mexico has been declared fruit fly free.

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Mexico: packhouse grows avocado potential in Jalisco

July 31st, 2013

Mevi Avocados and the Oppenheimer Group hope to expand on avocado production in a key Mexican state.

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Climate change, food safety biggest challenges for Mexican agriculture

July 31st, 2013

Severe frosts, torrential rains and droughts are likely to become more commonplace in Mexican production zones.

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Opinion: simple policies offer best solutions for agriculture

July 29th, 2013

VISER president Eric Viramontes explains that the best solutions for trade are typically the simplest.

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Mexico makes advances in Japan

July 19th, 2013

Mexican horticultural exporters are viewing several Asian countries as “high value” markets.

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Mexico reports boom year for avocado exports

July 12th, 2013

Mexico broke its avocado export record to the United States during the last production season.

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Mexican mango exporter confident for return to U.S. market

July 9th, 2013

After a Salmonella alert last year, Agrícola Daniella is ready to send its mangoes to the U.S. market again.

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Mexico focuses on food safety to keep up avocado exports

July 1st, 2013

Mexico wants to keep its avocado sales growing in even the most demanding of markets, like Japan.

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The Hass Horn: July-August 2013 North American avocado supply outlook

June 28th, 2013

Avi Crane gives a rundown of upcoming avocado supply dynamics between the U.S., Mexico, Peru and Chile.


U.S.: Texan agriculture warns Mexico to respect water rights

June 25th, 2013

If water trends with Mexico continue, researchers warn that Texan citrus production could drop to zero.

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Mexican scientists map avocado genome

June 17th, 2013

Scientists in Guanajuato have completed genome mapping for a native Mexican avocado variety.

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Northern Mexican mango plantations push U.S. market growth

June 12th, 2013

More late season mango varieties are being planted further north in Mexico and helping increase exports to the U.S.

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Mexican growers celebrate tariff victory

June 3rd, 2013

Protests have led to a Mexican government U-turn on lime tariff cuts.

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Opinion: ag policies should unite social and industry development

May 28th, 2013

Eric Viramontes argues for agricultural policy that keeps social development in mind.

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Asia firmly in sights of Mexican berry sector

May 27th, 2013

Aneberries hopes to finalize talks to enter China, following an announcement of direct flights between Guadalajara and Hong Kong.

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Farm practices aid Giumarra’s watermelon sales

May 24th, 2013

Giumarra’s Mexico-sourced watermelons have gained good traction this year with high repeat sales.

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Mexico eliminates tariffs for limes, tomatillos

May 16th, 2013

A Mexican lime growers’ association representative says the government’s recent tariff cuts could lead to an industry “collapse”.

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Mexico: Triple H makes shift to market focus

May 15th, 2013

A Sinaloa-based group has moved away from direct production to focus on marketing produce in North America.

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Export spike for Mexican papayas in early 2013

May 13th, 2013

Mexican papaya shipments rose significantly in the first four months of 2013, as did grower returns.

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Low fruit quality hurts Mexican banana exports

May 13th, 2013

Spotting and poor fruit quality have made it harder for Mexico to export its bananas.

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Demand on the rise for Mexican organic products

April 18th, 2013

The number of Mexican organic growers has risen more than fourfold in the last 10 years.

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Mexico: lime workers request protection after fatal ambush

April 12th, 2013

Attacks left at least eight lime workers dead in Mexico’s Michoacán state and paralyzed fruit packing.

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Latin American prickly pear snapshot

April 9th, 2013

Prickly pear production is growing in Mexico, Chile and Peru but still lacks a serious export market.

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Mexico: Citrus growers rush to sell for fear of drought damage

March 22nd, 2013

Drought in Mexico’s Tamaulipas state is forcing producers to rush and sell citrus before it goes bad.

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Eastern appeal strong for Mexican mango sector

March 21st, 2013

Mexico mango producers have their eye on the Asian market, but the sector must first make improvements.

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The Hass Horn: second quarter U.S. avocado supply outlook

March 14th, 2013

Avi Crane reveals his expectations for different avocado suppliers in North America this quarter.

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Organic Alliance sends year’s first Mexican mangoes to U.S. market

March 13th, 2013

Organic Alliance has sent its first organic Tommy Atkins and Ataulfo mangoes from Mexico to the U.S.

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Lime growers block road in Mexico

March 8th, 2013

HLB-affected Mexican lime growers blocked a highway this week calling for government assistance.

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Mexico: frosts cause avocado losses in Morelos

March 8th, 2013

A state government is arranging an assistance plan for avocado growers hit by frost in Mexico.

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NZ and Mexico to strengthen ag relations

March 7th, 2013

Mexico aims to diversify and grow agricultural exports to improve its trade balance with New Zealand.

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U.S. govt announces official end to Mexican tomato dispute

March 6th, 2013

The U.S. has closed its anti-dumping investigation against Mexican tomato importers.

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Mexican tomato deal promises big changes

March 1st, 2013

Mexican tomato industry reps look at the bright side of higher reference prices for exports to the U.S.

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Mexico: Veracruz explores guava to fight HLB citrus infections

February 26th, 2013

Guava fruit could hold the key to maintaining citrus production in Mexico.

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Opinion: asking the right questions about protected produce labels

February 21st, 2013

Eric Viramontes is critical of limited labeling definitions surrounding protected horticultural products.

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Berries to become top category “one country at a time”, says Bjorn

February 18th, 2013

Driscoll’s’ Soren Bjorn discusses a wide range of berry trends affecting the European, Middle Eastern and Australian markets.

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Mexico prepares producers to reach European shelves

February 15th, 2013

Mexico Calidad Suprema is pushing for higher standards to get more Mexican produce in European hands.

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Viramontes leaves AMHPAC with fresh vision for Mexican produce

February 13th, 2013

AMHPAC’s Eric Viramontes is moving on to new projects to keep Mexican agriculture competitive.

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U.S.: FPAA slams tomato agreement proposal

February 5th, 2013

A solution may be in sight for a trade spat between the U.S. and Mexico over tomatoes, but is it reasonable?

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Mexico: blueberries offer alternative to Sinaloa growers

February 4th, 2013

Mexico’s blueberry boom could extend to a new farming region if feasibility tests prove successful.

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Climate change threats prompt Mexico to breed new avocado

January 31st, 2013

Mexican researchers plan to breed a new avocado variety that will resist drier weather from climate change.

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Berries Paradise brings Mexican fruit to new markets

January 28th, 2013

Berries Paradise is pushing Mexican blueberries to unexplored territory, starting with Asia.

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Protectionist pressure on Mexico could double U.S. tomato prices

January 25th, 2013

Pushing Mexican tomatoes out of the U.S. market could have extensive implications for traders and consumers.

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Mexico: Sonora’s horticultural sector counts the cost of frost damage

January 24th, 2013

Severe frosts in northern Mexico are likely to affect supplies of a wide of range of vegetables and fruits going into the U.S.

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U.S.: Mission Produce expands North American reach

January 22nd, 2013

U.S. distributor Mission Produce plans to grow its capabilities in Canada and Mexico.

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Mexico pulls out all stops for avocado campaign

January 22nd, 2013

Mexican avocado exporters expect record sales at this year’s Super Bowl.

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Mexican govt identifies states for avocado diversification

January 9th, 2013

The Mexican government is upbeat on avocado market opportunities, researching the viability of new production zones.

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Washington apple crop exceeding expectations, says Domex

January 4th, 2013

Domex’s Howard Nager takes a look at the core issues shaping this year’s U.S. apple and pear crop.

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