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The apparently unfair labor differential

- Analysis
Discrepancies in labor costs between the United States and Mexico often feel unfair to growers. But they cannot be called unfair trade practices.

Mexican truckers delay strike

- Analysis
Mexican truckers have postponed the strike that had been planned for this morning, on the grounds that the federal government has agreed to meet some demands and discuss others.

Mexican truckers to strike tomorrow

- Analysis
At 8 a.m. Central time on Tuesday, August 29, Mexican truck drivers plan to begin a massive two-day strike with protests.

HLB citrus disease ravages Mexico

- Analysis
Here’s another name you can add for this hated disease: California calls it huanglongbing (HLB), Florida calls it citrus greening disease, and in the Mexican state of Veracruz—the nation’s main citrus producer—it is called the yellow dragon.

The superpeso and its implications

- Analysis
The Mexican peso has soared in value relative to the U.S. dollar over the past year—24 percent. On July 14, the exchange rate was 16.73 pesos to the dollar.

Avocado shipments from Mexico to the U.S. continue to grow

- International
Mexico participates with almost half of the world's avocado exports, reaching a record of 3.495 million dollars in 2022, but that success is tasted proportionally more and more in the U.S. and less in the rest of the world, according to El Economista.

Baby busts on both sides of the border

- Analysis
I’m always fascinated when I come across one news story that dovetails with another from a different source.

Sonora grape deal rebounds after slow start

- General News
After a delayed start to the Mexican table grape season, producers are bouncing back with normal production moving into the month of June.

Mexican berry exports beat out beer and tequila

- Analysis
Berries were Mexico’s biggest agroexport in the first two months of 2023, beating out not only avocados, but beer and tequila.

Economic value of fresh produce imports from Mexico to the U.S. to exceed $53 billion by 2030

- International
Fresh produce imports from Mexico are expected to reach over $53 billion in economic value by 2023, according to a recent report from the Center for North American Studies (CNAS) at Texas A&M University.