Agrifood

Mexican authorities to harden rules for citrus and vegetables exports
Mexican authorities will harden rules and processes to export citrus and vegetables, especially for producers and buyers. Parties that do not comply with the new law could lose their export permits. Agricultural food safety regulations suffered several changes that will force the parties concerne...
Mexican avocado producers resume strong shipments to U.S. market
The Avocado Producers and Exporting Packers Association of Mexico (APEAM) announced strong shipments to the U.S. market, as the Mexican avocado industry moves swiftly to resume normal operations after a temporary shipping delay caused by a work stoppage in Mexico earlier this month. Harvesting i...
Mexichem acquires 80% of Israeli irrigation giant Netafim Ltd. for US$ 1.9 billion
Mexichem SAB de CV has agreed to acquire 80% of Israel-based irrigation giant Netafim Ltd. in an all-cash deal worth US$ 1.895 billion, a transaction the Mexican plastic and chemical products manufacturer expects to complete before the end of the year. With total sales of US$ 855 million for the ye...
Mexichem completes acquisition of irrigation giant Netafim Ltd. for US$ 1.9 billion
Mexico-based plastics and chemicals manufacturer Mexichem SAB de CV announced it has completed the acquisition of an 80% stake in Netafim Ltd., an Israel-based drip-irrigation developer and producer in an all-cash deal worth US$ 1.895 billion. Mexichem bought its shares from London-based private eq...
Mexico begins Italian lemon export to US
After the Sub-Directorate of Federal Plant Health completed an intensive registration of Italian lemon export packing companies, Mexico started shipping this citrus product to the United States. Shipments will continue until December 5 and the country's goal is to market more than 30,000 tons. To...
Mexico could earn 200 to US$300 billion a year in the marijuana industry
Mexico has the opportunity to lead the legal marijuana industry globally, with high economic and social benefits for the country, said James Zaza, CEO of Zaza Financial Group. "This industry will be valued in Mexico from 200 to US$300 billion per year," said the businessman, who is considered one o...
Mexico to impose trade sanctions against US in tuna fish dispute
The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled today (PDF) Mexico is allowed to impose trade sanctions worth of US$ 163.23 million against the United States as result of disputes over trade in tuna fish. Shortly after the ruling was announced, Mexicans authorities said will immediately begin the proper ...
Mexico, U.S. to create committee to oversee organic food trade
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) and the National Service for Animal and Plant Health, Food Safety and Quality of Mexico (SENASICA) announced a joint Organic Compliance Committee to “ensure the integrity of organic products trade between the United Stat...
Mezcales de Leyenda adds two new products crafted in Puebla, San Luis Potosi 
Mezcales de Leyenda announced the expansion of its growing artisanal mezcal line with two new expressions sourced from Agave in two different Mexican states, Puebla and San Luis Potosi. With this introduction, Mezcales de Leyenda now offers five different mezcals, from five different regions, using...
Michoacan is out to get Global GAP certification for its mango orchards
Although Michoacan is the state with the most agrifood certifications for export, the Mango Product System is out to get the Global GAP certification to every orchard; otherwise, come 2017, they will not be able to export as much fruit successfully. Currently more than 3,000 out of 20,000 orchar...
NAFTA talks: US drops proposal aimed to curb Mexico’s agricultural exports
Amid the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the United States has dropped a proposal by the Trump administration to put seasonal curbs on some agricultural exports from Mexico to the United States, Reuters reported. “Our U.S. counterparts tell us that ... the United...
Nestlé to invest US$ 154 million to build coffee-processing plant in Veracruz
Swiss food and drinks producer Nestlé plans to invest US$154 million in a coffee-processing plant in Veracruz, company officials announced at a meeting with president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. The new facility will feature next-generation technology to reduce the amount of water and energy to p...
Nestle will use Mexican maize and wheat
Nestle signed an agreement with the International Center for Maize and Wheat Improvement (CIMMYT) to satisfy 100% of its demand with grain produced in Mexico in a sustainable way by 2022. The products made with the Mexican maize and wheat after this new agreement, will be used to cover the Company's...
NewStar Fresh Foods to add new equipment at Mexicali facility
NewStar Fresh Foods, a grower, harvester and processor of a variety of vegetables, announced plans to enhance operations at its facility in Mexicali, Baja California, to reduce food waste, simplify their supply chain and ensure consistent portion control. Though no specific amount of investment was...
One year after opening, Grupo Modelo weighs to double capacity at Yucatan brewery
Cerveceria Yucateca, Grupo Modelo’s newest brewery might double its production capacity in the coming years in demand keeps its pace, company officials revealed to Mexican media in recent days. In interview to El Financiero paper, regional manager Eduardo Loges, who’s in charge of the facility ...
Opportunities for Mexico in 2017
With the assignation of 9 more contracts for the exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons in deep waters, US$41 billion were invested in the Gulf Mexico. With this, 11 international companies will operate in Mexico for the first time, generating 342,000 new direct and indirect jobs. Mexico will co...
Pet food manufacturer Neovia builds two new plants in Mexico
French firm Neovia, manufacturer of food for fish, bees, cattle and pets, announced investment plans for Mexico valued at US$ 28.6 million to build two production plants in the States of Mexico and Veracruz. The President of Neovia, Jorge Martinez, told to El Economista that with these new investme...
Profeco reported that the price of egg, chicken, potato, apple and orange decreased
The price of the kg of egg, chicken, potato, apple and orange was reduced from US$5.3 to US$0.45, according to the weekly report of the Procuraduría Federal del Consumidor (Profeco), conducted in six states of the Mexican Republic.  The agency said that the report of the basic basket was prepare...
Quintana Roo will export organic honey to the U.S. and Europe
The Quintana Roo bee keeping industry will export 864 tons of organic honey to the U.S. and the European Union, rendering the State as the primary producer of this natural sweet in Mexico. Luis Gonzalez Flores, Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development (SEDARU) in Quintana Roo, indicated that...
Raspberry production increasing in Jalisco
Jalisco is becoming the consolidated national raspberry production leader. The State contributed with over 38,000 tons from January to October 2016, with production going up by 67%. The Ministry of Agriculture informs that Mexico had 111% growth, compared to the prior year, which strengthens its pos...

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