Category: Agrifood

Mexican trade chief slams U.S. demand on tomato inspections as ‘unacceptable’

MEXICO – A top Mexico trade negotiator slammed a US proposal to inspect all Mexican tomato exports as “totally unacceptable,” saying the measure would trigger a logistical “collapse” in cross-border trade Jesus Seade, Mexico’s deputy...

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Arizona agriculture industry worried after China halts product purchases

PHOENIX — China announced it’s no longer buying American crops and livestock after President Donald Trump’s recent tariff increases, and that has Arizona farmers and ranchers worried “We do anticipate that it will hurt our agriculture...

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The agricultural sector in Sonora is promoting temporary employment

HERMOSILLO – The rebound that the state of Sonora has had in the generation of jobs in recent months is due to the agricultural sector, which is a temporary situation, said Gerardo Vázquez Falcón, president of the Maquiladora and Export...

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Tons of zucchini are wasted due to lack of market

SAMALAYUCA – Around 20 tons of zucchini have been discarded by farmers in the town of Samalayuca, Ciudad Juárez, due to the lack of places to sell the product and high packaging costs Javier Meléndez, sectional president of the entity, says...

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APEAM seeks to increase the export of avocado to the United States

MEXICO CITY – The Association of Producers and Packers Exporters of Avocado in Mexico (APEAM) said that after closing the 2018-2019 season, it expects to exceed 1 million tons of avocados sent to the United States for the 2019-2020 season In a...

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Cheese industry is growing in Baja California

BAJA CALIFORNIA – In order to give an added value to the cattle milk produced in Baja California, livestock producers in the region have opted for the production and marketing of cheese, which in addition to extending the useful life of the dairy,...

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FIRA will offer credit to food industry producers

CIUDAD JUAREZ – The Municipality of Ciudad Juarez together with Fideicomisos Instituidos en Relación con la Agricultura (FIRA) will offer soft credits to producers involved in the food industry, through the program “Del Campo al...

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Gruma to invest US$50 million in Texas

TEXAS – The Mexican company Gruma plans to invest US$50 million in the United States during 2019 The resources will be focused mainly to increases in production capacity Gruma will invest in order to continue increasing the capacity of its...

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Tariffs could end the agricultural sector

TIJUANA – If tariffs were imposed on farm products, farmers would have to leave this activity, being unable to meet the costs involved, stated the minister of Secretaría de Desarrollo Agropecuario de Baja California (SEDAGRO), Manuel Valladolid...

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Agricultural sanitation boosts bovine meat’s exports in Nuevo Leon

MONTERREY – The compliance with sanitary standards allows Nuevo Leon to export 65,000 tons of beef per year, worth US$75 billion, stated Rafael Hernandez Benitez, general coordinator of Seguridad Sanitaria de la Secretaría de Desarrollo...

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