News from Mexico

05-01-2014 14:01 PM
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 gener...
19-08-2013 02:19 AM
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 livest...
10-06-2013 08:58 AM
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 ...
24-05-2013 09:21 AM
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...
27-03-2013 08:47 AM
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 T...
19-03-2013 08:55 AM
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, chan...
05-03-2013 08:37 AM
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, th...
01-03-2013 08:44 AM
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 far...
20-02-2013 09:05 AM
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, ...
31-12-2012 10:20 AM
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 pr...
18-10-2012 09:22 AM
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 o...
09-10-2012 09:04 AM
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 Washingto...
05-10-2012 09:23 AM
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 coul...
06-09-2012 09:02 AM
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 ...
16-08-2012 08:01 AM
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, feder...
08-08-2012 08:02 AM
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 depe...
26-07-2012 09:11 AM
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 fiv...
12-07-2012 08:41 AM
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 ...
03-07-2012 08:01 AM
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...
26-03-2012 09:47 AM
Drought ravages Mexican farms
A severe drought in Mexico that has cost farmers more than a billion dollars in crop losses...
21-03-2012 07:32 AM
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...
28-12-2010 11:26 AM
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...
27-12-2010 11:41 AM
Mexico citrus exports to hold steady
The harvest of Mexican oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruits will produce slight gains in volumes in 2010-11...