March 09, 2014 / Week N° 10
March 5th, 2014
The largest asparagus distributor in North America has teamed up with California-based FoodLink.
March 3rd, 2014
From Shanghai to Pretoria to Sao Paulo, two PMA execs cover a string of Fresh Connections events in the pipeline.
February 17th, 2014
From Colombian avocados to U.S. blueberries, Camposol is looking to new supplies to build its brand.
February 12th, 2014
Chinese authorities will be visiting Mexico very soon to inspect berry orchards as part of trade talks.
January 31st, 2014
Peruvian authorities expect to reach a mandarin export agreement with Brazil by April.
January 30th, 2014
Agronometrics CEO Colin Fain looks at market differences between the Mexican and U.S. avocado seasons.
January 22nd, 2014
Renovations to Mexico’s highway system will create a fast track for fresh produce to Texas.
January 21st, 2014
A Mexican cartel has suffered mass arrests, possibly returning power to local lime growers.
January 14th, 2014
The Adelita raspberry has been highlighted by marketers as a travel-durable variety.
January 7th, 2014
An impending South Korea lime deal is one of a raft of new market openings slated by the Mexican government.
December 13th, 2013
Researchers at Mexico’s Cinvestav are developing technology to help papaya growers better detect viruses.
December 10th, 2013
The United States, Mexico and Guatemala will continue joint efforts to eradicate the Mediterranean fruit fly.
December 3rd, 2013
The fourth International Blueberry Conference will bring a global perspective to Mexico’s growing industry.
December 2nd, 2013
A Vocativ.com story alleging drug cartel involvement in the Mexican avocado trade has gone viral.
If Mexican agriculture can satisfy U.S. demands, it can compete anywhere, argues VISER president Eric Viramontes.
November 28th, 2013
Safety is the main driver behind a USDA decision to temporarily halt avocado imports from a town in northern Mexico.
November 14th, 2013
Mexico’s Colima state will begin its watermelon harvest next month and provide fruit through May.
November 11th, 2013
Papaya producers can avoid high pesticide costs using a variety of biological control measures.
November 7th, 2013
Mission Produce has joined with China’s Lantao to get second-tier city consumers eating more avocados.
October 31st, 2013
Sirane Food Packaging has entered a deal with Mexico’s Jifkins to distribute its products in Central America.
October 30th, 2013
Produce company Giumarra will offer three fair trade squash varieties from Mexico in November.
October 28th, 2013
The Mexican government has introduced an organic certification in a bid to boost production and competitiveness.
October 25th, 2013
Florida Tomato Committee manager Reggie Brown hopes enforcement problems won’t arise under a new Mexican pricing agreement.
October 17th, 2013
Southern Specialties will be expanding its berry offering with the Adelita raspberry.
October 10th, 2013
Gerardo Cruz from Driscoll’s discusses plans to ramp up Mexican blackberry production with sweeter fruit.
October 2nd, 2013
California’s Sun World will now include Peru’s Camposol and Mexico’s Grupo Alta in its grape program.
September 30th, 2013
Parallel negotiations for bilateral trade have received a boost through U.S. recommendations to allow Mexican potato imports.
September 27th, 2013
In spite of inclement weather, Giumarra expects a strong showing for its Mexican asparagus seasons.
September 26th, 2013
Avocado expert Avi Crane discusses a “rain market” that surpasses anything experienced by the industry in the past.
September 23rd, 2013
Peru’s agriculture minister hopes to work with Mexico to strengthen a complementary global avocado trade.
September 19th, 2013
Mexican researchers have found certain fungi and bacteria to speed up fruit tree maturity by up to 40%.
September 17th, 2013
Mexico’s new marketing board, Avocados from Mexico, will be investing millions this year in winning over U.S. consumers.
September 6th, 2013
With Mexico’s U.S. tomato trade vulnerable to anti-dumping measures, the industry is actively evaluating other markets.
Calavo Growers outstripped the sales growth rate for the U.S. avocado industry as a whole in the third quarter.
September 5th, 2013
Growers in 10 Mexican municipalities will now be able to sell their guavas more easily thanks to a new phytosanitary status.
August 29th, 2013
Mexico’s Roger Gay discusses a need for better direct access to Europe and the prospects of better tasting irradiated mangoes.
August 23rd, 2013
Organics Unlimited’s GROW banana brand will help deliver funds to social initiatives Project Amigo and Children International.
August 21st, 2013
As international interest increases, Mexico sees promise in strawberry development.
August 14th, 2013
U.S. authorities have approved import access for two fruit species shipped from Mexico.
The new MSXJ papaya variety in Mexico produces close to double the average yield of the Maradol cultivar.
August 1st, 2013
A Mexican papaya shipper claims European importers are asking for double the volume it is able to send.
The peach and apple growing area of Asientos in Mexico has been declared fruit fly free.
July 31st, 2013
Mevi Avocados and the Oppenheimer Group hope to expand on avocado production in a key Mexican state.
Severe frosts, torrential rains and droughts are likely to become more commonplace in Mexican production zones.
July 29th, 2013
VISER president Eric Viramontes explains that the best solutions for trade are typically the simplest.
July 19th, 2013
Mexican horticultural exporters are viewing several Asian countries as “high value” markets.
July 12th, 2013
Mexico broke its avocado export record to the United States during the last production season.
July 9th, 2013
After a Salmonella alert last year, Agrícola Daniella is ready to send its mangoes to the U.S. market again.
July 1st, 2013
Mexico wants to keep its avocado sales growing in even the most demanding of markets, like Japan.
June 28th, 2013
Avi Crane gives a rundown of upcoming avocado supply dynamics between the U.S., Mexico, Peru and Chile.
June 25th, 2013
If water trends with Mexico continue, researchers warn that Texan citrus production could drop to zero.
June 17th, 2013
Scientists in Guanajuato have completed genome mapping for a native Mexican avocado variety.
June 12th, 2013
More late season mango varieties are being planted further north in Mexico and helping increase exports to the U.S.
June 3rd, 2013
Protests have led to a Mexican government U-turn on lime tariff cuts.
May 28th, 2013
Eric Viramontes argues for agricultural policy that keeps social development in mind.
May 27th, 2013
Aneberries hopes to finalize talks to enter China, following an announcement of direct flights between Guadalajara and Hong Kong.
May 24th, 2013
Giumarra’s Mexico-sourced watermelons have gained good traction this year with high repeat sales.
May 16th, 2013
A Mexican lime growers’ association representative says the government’s recent tariff cuts could lead to an industry “collapse”.
May 15th, 2013
A Sinaloa-based group has moved away from direct production to focus on marketing produce in North America.
May 13th, 2013
Mexican papaya shipments rose significantly in the first four months of 2013, as did grower returns.
Spotting and poor fruit quality have made it harder for Mexico to export its bananas.
April 18th, 2013
The number of Mexican organic growers has risen more than fourfold in the last 10 years.
April 12th, 2013
Attacks left at least eight lime workers dead in Mexico’s Michoacán state and paralyzed fruit packing.
April 9th, 2013
Prickly pear production is growing in Mexico, Chile and Peru but still lacks a serious export market.
March 22nd, 2013
Drought in Mexico’s Tamaulipas state is forcing producers to rush and sell citrus before it goes bad.
March 21st, 2013
Mexico mango producers have their eye on the Asian market, but the sector must first make improvements.
March 14th, 2013
Avi Crane reveals his expectations for different avocado suppliers in North America this quarter.
March 13th, 2013
Organic Alliance has sent its first organic Tommy Atkins and Ataulfo mangoes from Mexico to the U.S.
March 8th, 2013
HLB-affected Mexican lime growers blocked a highway this week calling for government assistance.
A state government is arranging an assistance plan for avocado growers hit by frost in Mexico.
March 7th, 2013
Mexico aims to diversify and grow agricultural exports to improve its trade balance with New Zealand.
March 6th, 2013
The U.S. has closed its anti-dumping investigation against Mexican tomato importers.
March 1st, 2013
Mexican tomato industry reps look at the bright side of higher reference prices for exports to the U.S.
February 26th, 2013
Guava fruit could hold the key to maintaining citrus production in Mexico.
February 21st, 2013
Eric Viramontes is critical of limited labeling definitions surrounding protected horticultural products.
February 18th, 2013
Driscoll’s’ Soren Bjorn discusses a wide range of berry trends affecting the European, Middle Eastern and Australian markets.
February 15th, 2013
Mexico Calidad Suprema is pushing for higher standards to get more Mexican produce in European hands.
February 13th, 2013
AMHPAC’s Eric Viramontes is moving on to new projects to keep Mexican agriculture competitive.
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?
February 4th, 2013
Mexico’s blueberry boom could extend to a new farming region if feasibility tests prove successful.
January 31st, 2013
Mexican researchers plan to breed a new avocado variety that will resist drier weather from climate change.
January 28th, 2013
Berries Paradise is pushing Mexican blueberries to unexplored territory, starting with Asia.
January 25th, 2013
Pushing Mexican tomatoes out of the U.S. market could have extensive implications for traders and consumers.
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.
January 22nd, 2013
U.S. distributor Mission Produce plans to grow its capabilities in Canada and Mexico.
Mexican avocado exporters expect record sales at this year’s Super Bowl.
January 9th, 2013
The Mexican government is upbeat on avocado market opportunities, researching the viability of new production zones.
January 4th, 2013
Domex’s Howard Nager takes a look at the core issues shaping this year’s U.S. apple and pear crop.
January 3rd, 2013
Huanglongbing detection in the Mexican state of Tabasco is causing alarm in surrounding areas.
January 2nd, 2013
A substantial fall in volumes may not sound ideal, but this is exactly what Mexico’s lime sector is hoping for in the coming months.
December 28th, 2012
Mexico increased strawberry output by over half in 2012 and made a splash with exports.
December 27th, 2012
Mexico’s Biofase is working to convert avocado seeds into 100% biodegradable plastic resins.
December 19th, 2012
Mexico ranks third and fifth respectively for guava and citrus output, two significant national industries.
December 18th, 2012
A mango recall earlier in the year has meant more inspections and big questions at the U.S. border.
December 17th, 2012
Mexican tomato growers can probably count on the U.S. market for the 2012-13 campaign.
December 13th, 2012
Mexico’s top banana players discuss industry development and newfound European possibilities.
November 29th, 2012
Mexican consumers are looking for better quality, smaller-sized papayas.
November 23rd, 2012
Mexico expects significant growth for corn, beans, sorghum and wheat by the close of 2012.
November 20th, 2012
Mexican lime exports rose by nearly half in the first nine months of 2012.
November 13th, 2012
Although Mexico’s apple industry will continue to grow, the coming year does not look good for producers.
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