August 22, 2014 / Week N° 34

Posts Tagged Mexico

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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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%.

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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.

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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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