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January 1, 2018
The Guatemalan economy relies on foreign exchange generated by the tourism sector, remittances from the United States and international trade, especially exports to the United States....
December 30, 2017
Brazil is the second largest producer of biotech crops in the world.
December 29, 2017
On April 30, 2008, El Salvador abolished Article 30 of the Planting Seed Law that required imported seeds to have a phytosanitary certificate with an additional declaration stating that the seeds....
December 26, 2017
Peru has established a new price band for rice that aims to increase importing costs. The new price band uses changes the reference price from Thai to Uruguayan rice prices.
December 26, 2017
In Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 (October to September), total Colombian food and agricultural imports were valued at $5.6 billion.
December 19, 2017
Guatemala announced that it will open World Trade Organization (WTO) tariff quotas in 2018 for 5,000 metric tons (MT) of black beans, 150,000 MT of yellow corn, 50,000 MT of white corn....
December 11, 2017
Peruvian rice producers are demanding that the government reinstate import duties for rice.
December 6, 2017
On November 16, Mexico published three notices announcing incentive programs intended to address an oversupply of corn in certain parts of the country.
December 1, 2017
In Nicaragua, imports of genetically engineered crops (GE) are limited to the use of animal feed since the Nicaraguan Commission of Risk Analysis of Living Modified Crops....
December 1, 2017
Guatemala has a de facto moratorium on genetically engineered (GE) crops in place, but producer groups continue to pressure the Ministry of Agriculture to allow for the commercialization of GE corn...
December 1, 2017
Peru's 10 year moratorium on genetically engineered (GE) crops remains in force. The Ministry of Environment tests conventional imported seed shipments upon arrival which has raised concerns...
November 23, 2017
U.S. exports of agricultural and related products reached $ 986.8 million in Fiscal Year 2017 (FY 2017), which represents a 15 percent increase over FY 2016 and records the highest level of exports...
November 3, 2017
Canadian wheat production in 2017 has been a success story for improved crop genetics, as yields across the prairie provinces are in line with the five-year average....
November 2, 2017
Tropical Storm Nate passed through Costa Rica in early October causing widespread damage to infrastructure and to agriculture.
October 27, 2017
Post projects Argentine wheat production for 2017/18 at 16.8 million tons, 700,000 tons smaller than USDA due to a significantly lower harvested area. Excess rain during the planting and growing....
October 26, 2017
Post contacts confirmed recent press reports that Mexico has reached agreement on a phytosanitary protocol to import wheat from Argentina, and that one trial shipment is scheduled for later this year.
October 18, 2017
2016/2017 corn production is estimated at a record 97.7 million metric tons (mmt), a 46 percent increase from the previous year, based on expanded area and improved yields.
October 10, 2017
Three years of economic contraction, hyperinflation and diminishing hard currency for imported agricultural inputs and raw materials will negatively impact production, consumption and trade....
September 19, 2017
The market year (MY) 2017/18 wheat production estimate has been revised downward to 3.5 million metric tons (MMT) based on updated official information from the Mexican government.
September 4, 2017
Area seeded to canola exceeded area seeded to wheat in Canada for the first time ever in marketing year (MY) 2017/2018, as continued strong returns to canola and a wet spring planting season....

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