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World News: Mexico
Mexico | 17 July 2015
Mexico posts $1.45 bn agriculture trade surplus

Mexico posted a $1.45 billion agriculture trade surplus for the first five months of 2015, the Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food Secretariat said. A 5.1 percent increase...


Mexico | 9 December 2014
Investors recruit to restore farmland in Latin America

Conservation groups announced plans on Sunday to restore degraded land across Latin America with financing from private investment funds. The project, announced at a conference on climate change in...


Mexico | 18 September 2014
Mine spill devastates Mexican farmers

Liseth Mendez and Judas Barrios milk two cows covered in a cloud of tiny persistent flies as the sun taints in red the surrounding mountains near a ranch less than a kilometre from the Sonora River. ...


Mexico | 22 August 2014
Farmers to get over $3 bn in loans, Mexican gov't says

Mexico's government plans to provide farmers with 44 billion pesos ($3.35 billion) in loans this year on preferential terms, President Enrique Peña Nieto said. The president spoke during the offici...


Mexico | 8 August 2014
Drought hits Central America's crops, cattle

The last raindrop fell three months ago, forcing Carlos Roman to take his cattle further and further away to find water and keep them alive in Nicaragua's northeastern farmlands. Nicaragua and the ...


Mexico | 5 January 2014
Mexico farmers warn of year of protests

Mexican peasant organizations have warned of a year of protests unless the federal government fulfills its promise to end the disastrous effects generated by the North American Free Trade Agreement (N...


Mexico | 19 August 2013
Number of Mexican cattle imported into US rapidly increasing

The number of Mexican cattle imported into the United States is rapidly increasing, according Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist. Changes in cattle and...


Mexico | 10 June 2013
Lingering drought means water shortage on the border

The Rio Grande is a source of life up and down Texas-Mexico border. Farmers depend on the water to irrigate their fields. "I just wish we had more of it," said Indar Singh, who in his younger days ...


Mexico | 24 May 2013
Coffee leaf rust disease threatens central American crops

We’re looking for an island nation. Its neighbors to the southwest are the Maldives. The island we’re in search of offers an interesting example of how plants changed the world. Back when it was...


Mexico | 27 March 2013
Coffee rust plagues farmers in Mexico

Finca Hamburgo, at 1,250 metres above sea level, commands an uninterrupted view of 280 hectares of coffee plantations covering the verdant slopes of Tacana, a volcano in Chiapas state, southern Mexico...


Mexico | 19 March 2013
Mexican beef market impacts on US beef industry

The Mexican beef cattle industry has been severely impacted by the drought the past two years, much as the U.S. has been impacted. Additionally, changes in Mexican domestic beef consumption and beef ...


Mexico | 5 March 2013
200m chickens are vaccinated against bird flu in Mexico

200 million poultry farm chickens are being vaccinated against bird flu in 12 states of Mexico as part a campaign to fight the disease. Earlier, the H7N3 virus was detected in three million chicken...


Mexico | 1 March 2013
Mexico slaughters 2.1m bird flu infected chickens

Mexican authorities from the central state of, Mexico have confirmed that bird flu has been detected in the Mexican chicken population, causing 18 farms to slaughter 2.1 million chickens that have bee...


Mexico | 20 February 2013
Bird flu outbreak in Mexico, more than 1m chickens exposed

The outbreak of bird flu detected in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato is confined to 12 farms on which there are more than 1 million chickens, the Senasica national agricultural health service ...


Mexico | 31 December 2012
Florida growers worry about Mexican crops

Plant City strawberries sales will soon be in full swing. But Florida's tomato and strawberry growers say they're fighting a rising tide of cheaper produce imports from Mexico. According to the U.S...


Mexico | 18 October 2012
Banana prices to rise in Mexico

A banana grower said that this is a good moment for both sales and prices. Only a month ago the product was being sold at three pesos and by the end of the current one it will have gone up to five or ...


Mexico | 9 October 2012
Politics raised in spat over tomatoes

A cross-border tomato feud has gotten about as rotten as any food fight probably could. Florida-led U.S. growers apparently have won over Washington to their long-standing argument that Mexican far...


Mexico | 5 October 2012
Tomato import trade war looming

Mexico and the United States are gearing for a costly showdown over fresh tomatoes, a $3.5 billion business for the two countries, in a move that could boost the fortunes of some American tomato farme...


Mexico | 6 September 2012
Mexican egg shortage leads to price spikes

It is the Great Mexican Egg Crisis, and it will not be over easy, though there will be puns, especially in the Mexican press, which is cracking a lot of jokes. But seriously: The public here is fac...


Mexico | 16 August 2012
Avian flu: 80m birds vaccinated in Mexico

A total of 80 million birds have been vaccinated against the AH7N3 avian flu virus in Mexico, where another 8 million birds have been destroyed, federal health officials said. Inspections have now ...


Mexico | 8 August 2012
Mexican farmers sow seeds of productivity

A new irrigation system, provided by a group called CEDICAM, is providing seeds and equipment to farmers with the belief that successful harvests depend on more than just being able to use what little...


Mexico | 26 July 2012
Mexico to vaccinate 10 million birds in flu outbreak

Mexico will start vaccinating some 10 million poultry Thursday against the highly contagious bird flu strain that has already led to the deaths of five million birds which either fell ill or were slau...


Mexico | 12 July 2012
Mexico kills 2.5m poultry to contain bird flu

Officials have slain 2.5 million birds at poultry farms in western Mexico over the past three weeks in an attempt to contain a bird flu outbreak, the agriculture ministry said. The virus responsib...


Mexico | 3 July 2012
Bird flu outbreak hits chickens in Mexico

An outbreak of avian flu in western Mexico has killed at least 870,000 poultry birds since its detection last month but poses no threat to humans, the agriculture ministry said on Monday. The H7N3 ...


Mexico | 26 March 2012
Drought ravages Mexican farms

A severe drought in Mexico that has cost farmers more than a billion dollars in crop losses...


Mexico | 21 March 2012
Mexico suffers drought

How drought will affect Mexico’s demand for feed grains is hard to assess, but the impact is likely to be felt for two to three years, according to Julio Hernandez...


Mexico | 28 December 2010
Mexico rejects 784 MT of agriculture imports

Officials with the General Directorate of Phytosanitary Inspection (DGIF in Spanish) in Mexico rejected 2,959 commercial shipments...


Mexico | 27 December 2010
Mexico citrus exports to hold steady

The harvest of Mexican oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruits will produce slight gains in volumes in 2010-11...