March 27, 2015 / Week N° 13

Posts Tagged Mexico

Mexico: New avocado export system better serves industry, says APEAM

March 27th, 2015

APEAM is pleased that no sanctions or penalties were posed in a recent competition authority decision.

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Mexican resolution puts an end to avocado export services monopoly

March 26th, 2015

Mexican avocado packers no longer need to be members of APEAM to export to the U.S.

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Mexico: APEAM holds avocado forecast steady despite hail event

March 19th, 2015

A Mexican avocado industry body says despite a “very unusual and intense hailstorm” last week in Michoacán, the impact should be “relatively minimal”.

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Israeli bred grape tomato commercialized in Mexico

March 13th, 2015

Seed company Hazera said its ‘Olivia’ tomato provides growers with consistent sizing and sugar levels.

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Mexico: Hail damages avocado production in key Michoacan region

March 13th, 2015

Growers say much of the damage to avocado production caused by adverse weather this week in the Michoacan region of Uruapan is irreversible.

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Calavo to expand Mexican avocado packing operations

March 12th, 2015

Calavo Growers is already banking on the expected opening of the U.S. market for avocados grown in Jalisco.

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Mexico: Jalisco avocado growers feeling ready for U.S. exports

March 3rd, 2015

An avocado industry representative from the Mexican state of Jalisco does not expect much “resistance” as procedures continue for the opening of the U.S. market.

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The Hass Horn: U.S. avocado supply outlook, 2015 and beyond

February 19th, 2015

An experienced avocado industry veteran reveals his forecasts for the market’s future and supply sources.


Mexico: Social responsibility alliance to ‘expand’ into retail, foodservice

February 19th, 2015

Although no U.S. retailers have yet been invited to join a newly formed social responsibility alliance in Mexico, Wal-mart has pledged its support and has made several key changes since a damning LA Times investigation.

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USDA considers allowing avocado imports from second Mexican state

February 18th, 2015

Mexico’s second-largest avocado production state could soon be allowed to ship the Hass variety to the U.S.

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Mexico: Results “will take time” for new social responsibility alliance

February 17th, 2015

AHIFORES spokesperson Mario Robles says discussions are already underway with government to implement improved company store services for workers.

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Giumarra expects high volume of ‘eat brighter’ spring watermelons

February 16th, 2015

Giumarra will offer seedless watermelons grown in Mexico from around mid-March.

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Mexican, U.S. produce players officially launch social responsibility alliance

February 15th, 2015

After more than a year of negotiations, a group representing 90% of Mexico’s produce industry has been formed to tackle social responsibility issues.

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China: Mexican Embassy holds reception to celebrate first berries’ arrival

February 6th, 2015

An Aneberries representative says Mexican berries’ sweetness will fare well for them in China.

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Opinion: The need for change in the avocado industry

January 30th, 2015

With avocado consumption on a high note leading up to the Super Bowl, Equal Exchange’s Jennie Msall calls for a transformation of the fruit’s sourcing in light of last year’s LA Times expose ‘Product of Mexico’.

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Soriana buys Comercial Mexicana stores for US$2.6B

January 29th, 2015

Organizacion Soriana has consolidated its position as one of Mexico’s leading retail chains after reaching a deal to buy 160 stores from a competitor.

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First Mexican blackberries and raspberries arrive in China

January 26th, 2015

Both Driscoll’s and Naturipe have capitalized on China’s recent opening for Mexican berries.

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Mexico: Fresh Produce Social Responsibility Alliance incorporates two new members

January 21st, 2015

Two leading Mexican grower associations have joined a new group that aims to raise the bar in worker treatment on farms.

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Mexican berry growers prepare first China-bound shipments

January 20th, 2015

With Mexico’s first berry shipments to China just a few days away, one industry body is predicting large returns.

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Opinion: Improving Mexican farmworker lives a shared responsibility

January 19th, 2015

Fair Trade USA’s Hannah Freeman provides an in-depth look at the good, the bad and the ugly on Mexican farms.

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Mexico: Lime production rebounds in Colima

January 16th, 2015

While the year began with scarcity, efforts against HLB actually led to a lime production rise in 2014 in Colima.

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Mexico: INIFAP introduces new peach variety

January 12th, 2015

A new peach cultivar introduced in Mexico has greater tolerance to disease and ripens in a period with less hail risk.

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Setting fresh standards for good labor practices in Mexican farming

January 9th, 2015

Mario Robles reveals some of the possible intentions of Mexico’s Fresh Produce Social Responsibility Alliance in addressing child labor and company store practices.

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Mexico: New orchard certifications to boost Michoacán mango exports

January 6th, 2015

Mango trees in a central Mexican state had their flowers in full bloom last month.

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Opinion: LA Times’ Mexican investigation reveals blight on produce sector

December 16th, 2014

It’s time to reform the practices of ‘tiendas de raya’ on Mexican farms.

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Mexico makes progress in fight against fruit fly

December 16th, 2014

Growers in parts of the Mexican state of Michoacan will be able to access new markets after the national agricultural watchdog downgraded the prevalence level of fruit fly.

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Mexico starts anti-dumping investigation into U.S. apple imports

December 11th, 2014

Growers in the Mexican state of Chihuahua have filed a complaint alleging unfair trade practices from U.S. apple exporters.

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Mission Produce teams up with Lantao for Chinese avocado sales

November 27th, 2014

Mission Produce has raised its avocado sales in China by 15% since a partnership was reached with Lantao.

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Rain damage won’t affect Mexican papaya exports, says Coliman

November 20th, 2014

Increased plantings will help offset some of the impacts of rain on papaya volumes in Colima.

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U.S.: Peak volumes mean ‘now is the time to promote mangoes’

November 18th, 2014

Central American Produce says volatile mango import volumes from Latin America mean buyers must act now.

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China: Fruitday gears up for Mexican blackberries, Chilean avocados

November 14th, 2014

After tripling sales in the last year, Fruitday co-founder Loren Zhao looks ahead for fruit imports in 2014-15.

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Less focus on tomatoes for Mexico’s protected hort sector

November 13th, 2014

AMHPAC president Juan Ariel Reyes discusses changing dynamics and key goals for the Mexican protected horticulture sector.

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BanaBay tries its hand at mangoes

November 12th, 2014

After adding pineapples to its product mix in April, British-Ecuadorian group BanaBay is now trialing mango sales.

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South Korea approves Mexican lime imports

November 11th, 2014

South Korea has finally opened the door to Persian limes from Mexico, with table grapes next in line for approval.

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Mexico eradicates destructive Mediterranean fruit fly

November 4th, 2014

Almost 18 million metric tons of crops in Mexico are due to benefit from the country ridding itself of a specific Medfly.

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Home ownership possibility key for productivity, says leading tomato grower

October 30th, 2014

NatureSweet’s Michael Joergensen speaks candidly about why his company’s employment policy differs from the norm, and how that translates to better tomato flavor.

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Chilean and Mexican avocado deals running late, says Araiza

October 23rd, 2014

Mission Produce’s Ron Araiza points to changes in the avocado industry, including greater security measures, new facilities and the search for new growing regions.

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U.S.: Mexican grower to open new warehouse in Texas

October 23rd, 2014

An affiliate of Mexican grower Triple H plans to open a new in/out fruit processing facility in the U.S. next month.

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Mexico and California agree to improve agricultural collaboration

October 21st, 2014

Mexican officials say they will work toward improving product traceability and creating a single-window system.

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Mexican exporters to benefit from new Florida-bound shipping service

October 17th, 2014

A weekly service between Port Manatee and Veracruz in Mexico will ‘enhance delivery of fresher products’.

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Argentina will be ‘substantial’ processed blueberry player, says Comfrut

October 13th, 2014

As Chile’s frozen blueberry industry continues to grow, falling international prices could see its next-door neighbor focus far more attention on the sector in the ‘medium-term’.

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Mexico and Canada work to strengthen agri-trade alliance

September 23rd, 2014

A Mexico-specific distribution center will be built in Canada as part of plans to bolster the countries’ trade relationship.

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Mexican officials to visit China to speed up berry export protocol

September 16th, 2014

Mexico could start shipping several types of berry to China by the end of this year.

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U.S.: Calavo income hits historic high in Q3

September 10th, 2014

Calavo has beaten the last quarter’s operating income and has also launched a new cloud technology project.

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Advertorial: increased demand for blueberries through future chefs

September 9th, 2014

Imalinx and the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council recently coordinated culinary workshops in Mexico City and Cancun aimed at incorporating blueberries in gastronomy.

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Mexico and U.S. begin organic equivalency talks

August 22nd, 2014

Mexico and the U.S. could soon enjoy an organic equivalency agreement, with the first visit taking place this year.

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Sharp spurt for Mexican lime exports

August 19th, 2014

Like its avocados, Mexico’s lime exports saw substantial growth to key markets in the first half of this year.

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Mexican agricultural institute warns of avocado industry’s eco impacts

August 15th, 2014

The INIFAP in Mexico has raised concerns the avocado sector is causing rapid deforestation in one state.

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Mexico enjoys colossal growth in key avocado export markets

August 12th, 2014

Mexico’s avocado shipments to its three biggest importers increased by around a third from January to June.

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Excess banana supply a “wild card” for H2, says Chiquita exec

August 12th, 2014

Chiquita’s CEO discussed supply dynamics last week, as well as what Russia’s sanctions meant for banana markets.

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Russia: forget about summer blueberries or affordable pears

August 11th, 2014

Two Russian importers claim most products lost from the ban on EU produce can be regained from other countries.

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Pakistani mangoes en route to U.S. market

August 7th, 2014

A Pakistani mango exporter starting a U.S. deal argues his fruit is miles ahead of the Mexican competition in quality.

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Mexican region celebrates first U.S.-bound pomegranate shipment

August 6th, 2014

Pomegranate producers from Mexico’s Mezquital Valley hope to expand upon an initial U.S.-bound shipment.

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North America sees huge price ranges for blueberries

July 31st, 2014

Fall Creek’s Cort Brazelton looks at how northern blueberry markets are faring, what this means for upcoming foreign suppliers, and Morocco’s recent U.S. breakthrough.

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U.S. and Mexico pledge to strengthen produce safety

July 24th, 2014

A new deal between Mexico and the U.S. includes several measures aimed at increasing the safety of produce items traded between the two countries.

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Mexico: greenhouse use increasingly popular for bell peppers

July 24th, 2014

The share of Mexican bell peppers grown inside is set to rise by two percentage points this year.

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Agronometrics releases beta service for fruit market analysis

July 17th, 2014

A new online service aims to make produce market dynamics easy to understand and visualize in context.

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Mexico strengthens southern border against agricultural threats

July 11th, 2014

Mexico has spent US$22 million on building and upgrading border facilities to prevent the entry of exotic pests and diseases.

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New Mexican areas declared as avocado seed borer-free

July 8th, 2014

Two new zones in Mexico will now have more opportunities to move their avocados both nationally and abroad.

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Mexican mango exports to the U.S. down from 2013

July 4th, 2014

Mexican mango shipments are down considerably this week compared to the same time last year.

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Korea gains Mexican pear market access

July 3rd, 2014

Mexico is now the third Latin American country to accept Korean pears, after Chile and Peru.

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Low prices dent Mexican tomato trade

June 16th, 2014

Mexican tomato growers shift towards more modern farming techniques while exports slip.

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U.S.: APHIS prepares pest risk analysis for Mexican fresh fig imports

June 15th, 2014

U.S. authorities believe irradiation will help mitigate pest risks from the import of Mexican figs.

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Opinion: what happened to the Guacapocalypse?

June 10th, 2014

While the “Guacapocalyspe” has not happened, prices look set to surge if Mexico doesn’t lift volumes significantly by Labor Day.

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Mexico blocks U.S. potato imports

June 9th, 2014

Mexico’s SENASICA has reportedly closed the country’s doors to U.S. potatoes following complaints from local growers.

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U.S.: Calavo profits triple in Q2

June 2nd, 2014

Avocados continue to be a safe bet on Wall Street, with Calavo shares rising 6.78% on a recent results announcement.

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The future’s bright for Mexican mangoes

May 28th, 2014

Excellent mango quality in Mexico means growers are positive this season, despite some market issues.

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U.S. rep bids to inspire apple and cherry consumption in Mexico

May 27th, 2014

A U.S. marketing group is encouraging Mexican consumers to snack on apples with lime, chili and salt flavorings during the World Cup.

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Sinclair Mexico hopes reducing prices will increase competitiveness

May 23rd, 2014

Labeling company Sinclair plans to open a new plant in Mexico to gain a competitive edge.

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Mexico’s evolving consumer preferences in focus at PMA event

May 19th, 2014

As the Mexican economy becomes more independent of the U.S., growers will need to take more note of local consumption trends, including a greater focus on organics and healthier diets.

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‘Let’s move to the 21st century’ on traceability, says Walmart Mexico rep

May 19th, 2014

Industry leaders discussed the importance of PLU and DataBar technology at Fresh Connections: Mexico last week.

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Infrastructure and human capital key in avoiding produce losses

May 17th, 2014

A lack of staff training is making cold chains “deficient” in the eyes of GCCA Guatemala director Debbie Corado.

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Mexico: Colima lime growers threaten road blockade

May 13th, 2014

Colima lime growers are up in arms as the government has not yet delivered the HLB support funds it promised.

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PMA Fresh Connections heads to central Mexico

May 7th, 2014

The Produce Marketing Association will bring together industry professionals this month in Queretaro, Mexico.

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Blueberry growers cotton on to benefits of packing on arrival

April 28th, 2014

A Chilean-American company is adapting to flexible retail needs for bulk blueberry sourcing.

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Brazilian limes notch positive performance in early 2014

April 24th, 2014

While Mexican growers have struggled to garner lime volumes, Brazil has recorded a sharp year-on-year uptick.

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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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