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Mexico | 23 August 2018
VW weather-altering tech causes storm for Mexico's farmers

Volkswagen is reversing course on the use of controversial weather-altering technology at a major Mexican car plant after local farmers complained that the system caused drought by preventing rainfall...


Mexico | 23 June 2018
Mexican economy shrinks in April on agriculture dip

Mexico’s economy shrank 0.6 percent in April from the previous month as output declined across sectors, the national statistics agency said on Friday. The agricultural sector dipped 1.7 percent in ...


Mexico | 23 May 2018
Mexico drillers sign first farm-out deal without state oil giant

Two upstart Mexican drillers have signed the first farm-out deal in Mexico’s oil sector that doesn’t include state company Petroleos Mexicanos. Jaguar Exploracion y Produccion agreed to sell a 50 p...


Mexico | 3 May 2018
Tequila boom rooted in traditional farming techniques

A growing thirst for tequila from New York to Tokyo has made the sale of the drink into a multibillion-dollar industry, but its production remains rooted in centuries-old methods of farming using hand...


Mexico | 16 February 2018
A Mexican village where Aztec-era agriculture remains

As twilight hits the southern edge of Mexico City, campesinos (peasant farmers) glide through narrow canals between pastures as they make their way over the water to deliver crates of produce. It’s Ja...


Mexico | 9 February 2018
Mexico loads up on US farm products

Even amid U.S.-initiated talks to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement, Mexico bought a record amount of wheat, corn, soybeans, pork, dairy products and fresh vegetables from its northern ne...


Mexico | 22 December 2017
Climate change threatens Mexican agriculture

Azael Meléndez recalls the tornado that in May 2015 struck his hometown of San Gregorio Atlapulco, in Xochimilco, on the outskirts of Mexico City. “I had never seen anything like it, and I asked my...


Mexico | 4 September 2017
Mexico's agriculture sector keenly eyeing China, says Mexican official

China is key to Mexico's plan to diversify its agricultural export markets beyond North America, the president of the National Agricultural Council (CNA), Bosco de la Vega, said on Sunday. De la Ve...


Mexico | 31 July 2017
More funds for fair trade farmers trying to expand

Demand for fair trade products is growing, but small-scale farmers face a big obstacle when it comes to supply chain funding. Loans of 8-to-12 months or so in duration for growing crops aren’t hard ...


Mexico | 15 June 2017
Mexico says NAFTA agriculture ministers to meet next week

Mexico's agriculture minister will visit the United States next week to meet with his U.S. and Canadian counterparts to begin talks on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Mexica...


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...



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