By 2020-2021, 2 million 348 thousand 336 hectares are scheduled to be cultivated in the country's irrigation districts, with a volume of 26 thousand 765.9 million cubic meters (Mm3) of water. Of this, almost 1.9 million hectares have been planted so far -81% of the programmed amount-, with 47% of the volume of water for irrigation. The rest of the...
MEXICAN AGRICULTURE NEWS
According to the Mexican Meat Council (Comecarne) during the past year, while there was growth in some segments of the domestic deli meat industry, overall the trend in the sector was downward with a 1.2% drop compared to 2019.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Sader) informed that the increase in banana production in Mexico, by 2.9 percent, allowed the country to consolidate sales of the tropical fruit to China, which began precisely in 2020.
The balance of the country's trade balance of agri-food products -agricultural and agro-industrial- recorded a surplus of 603 million dollars in January 2021, informed the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Mexico is the sixth-largest beef producer in the world and the eighth-largest beef exporter, due to the fact that its products comply with quality and safety standards, thanks to the work of producers and the veterinary pharmaceutical industry, which positions it as an important player in the international market.
Over the past year, Mexico reduced pork imports from the United States by 3% in both value and volume to a total of 688,253 tons purchased for a total of $1.15 billion, figures from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) indicated.
The Mexican government welcomed the United States International Trade Commission's (USITC) determination that imports of blueberries from Mexico are not causing injury or threatening Mexican industry.
Mexico has its own breed of donkey, the Mixteco donkey, thanks to the work of more than 40 enterprising Mexicans who seek to positively influence the breeding and treatment of this species.
Mexico updated the guidelines for the organic operation of agricultural activities created in 2013 to regulate production and facilitate exports of organic products to international markets.
Farmers celebrate World Milk Day with a series of conferences offered via the Internet. Milk consumption is 15,288 million liters, while production is 12,437 million liters. There are 250 thousand units of milk production from specialized and dual-purpose cattle; 96% have less than 100 heads, so the dairy is dominated by micro, small and medium...