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Mexico | 12 May 2017
Mexican beef exporters look to Muslim markets as U.S. alternatives

Mexico's growing beef industry is targeting Muslim consumers in the Middle East for its prime cuts as it seeks to reduce dependence on buyers in the United States. The potential for a U.S.-Mexico t...


Mexico | 10 May 2017
Mexico-EU trade deal might exclude some agriculture goods, EU envoy

Mexico and the European Union might leave some agricultural goods out of a new free trade deal that they want to wrap up this year, the EU's ambassador to Mexico said on Tuesday, citing beef and dairy...


Mexico | 17 March 2017
Mexico to diversify agriculture trade amid US uncertainty

Mexico said Tuesday it is moving aggressively to diversify its agricultural imports and exports amid trade uncertainty with the United States, by far its largest commercial partner, under President Do...


Mexico | 15 March 2017
Investment of $1.5bn in farming this year in Mexico

Agricultural firms are set to invest US $1.5 billion this year in modernization and development, says the president of the National Agricultural Council (CNA). In an interview with the newspaper Mi...


Mexico | 21 February 2017
Mexican retaliation could hurt corn farmers

Mexico is upping the ante in its escalating war of words with President Donald Trump over trade policy by aiming squarely at the nation’s midsection: the corn belt. And that’s making U.S. corn farm...


Mexico | 15 February 2017
Davenport farmer worries about Mexican “corn wars” over Trump threats

Scott County farmer Robb Ewoldt worries about a Mexican proposal to stop buying American corn as retaliation for President Trump's talk about trade and immigration restrictions. "We work hard to op...


Mexico | 6 February 2017
Grain group makes hay from Trump trade uncertainty

A South American farming company backed by investors including George Soros aims to sell grain to Mexico as it capitalises on the country’s deteriorating trade relations with the US since Donald Trump...


Mexico | 6 January 2017
Mexico surpasses Canada as top agricultural supplier to USA

In 2016, Mexico managed to position itself as the main supplier of agricultural products to the United States, surpassing Canada and the European Union, according to data from the US Department of Agr...


Mexico | 29 June 2016
Beef industry celebrates 'symbolic' re-opening of Mexican market

Mexico will fully re-open its market to Canadian beef imports on Oct. 1, offering Canada's farmers valuable new customers for their mature cattle this fall. The resumption of full trade in beef was...


Mexico | 24 February 2016
Biotech firms see GM corn crops this year

The debate over the farming of genetically modified crops — particularly the Mexican staple, corn — may soon be over as the legal ban on their cultivation could be lifted. Biotech companies in Mexi...


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 ...