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August 10, 2018
Due to the government’s efforts to protect agricultural exports to China, over facilitating the entry of new technology, only two genetically engineered events (GE) received final approval in 2017....
August 6, 2018
Canadian durum and spring wheat area planted grew in 2018 as low soil moisture levels at planting, disease pressures on canola, and planting cost comparisons helped drive the first gains in total....
August 2, 2018
Chile’s raisin production relies on inputs from table grape production from the northern regions in Chile, which offer the best climatic conditions for raisin production.
August 2, 2018
As of July 2018, Guatemala accepts U.S. exports of fishery products with a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Export Inspection Certificate.
August 1, 2018
On July 18, 2018, Mexico’s Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Foodstuffs (SAGARPA) announced in the Mexican Federal Register (“Diario Oficial”)....
August 1, 2018
Post forecasts wheat exports in MY2018/19 at 13.6 million tons, 600,000 tons lower than USDA, leading to greater stocks at 760,000 tons.
August 1, 2018
Steady growth continues in Mexico’s poultry sector despite irritants due to avian influenza.
July 26, 2018
Cacao for Peace (CfP) is a collaborative initiative between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service....
July 26, 2018
On July 19, 2018, Canada proposed eliminating maximum residue limits for four fungicides commonly used in horticultural production.
July 26, 2018
On July 12, 2018, Guatemala announced new phytosanitary requirements for U.S. non-processed agricultural goods that will allow many more U.S. agricultural products to enter the market.
July 26, 2018
MY 17/18 corn production is estimated lower at 83 MMT, due to late-planted safrinha corn, reduced crop inputs, and dry conditions in some states.
July 16, 2018
On Thursday, July 5, 2018, Mexico continued to phase in their retaliatory tariffs in response to U.S. Section 232 action.
July 16, 2018
Colombia recently increased their biofuel blend mandate to 10 percent for most of the country.
July 6, 2018
On May 21, 2018, hundreds of thousands of Brazil’s nearly 2 million truck drivers began an 11-day strike to protest high diesel prices, a move that slowed Brazil’s economy....
July 4, 2018
Brazil has finally overcome the worst recession in its history. In 2017, the retail sector responded positively, expanding 0.8 percent.
July 4, 2018
U.S. exports of consumer-oriented products to Aruba reached an all-time high of $80 million in 2017 and are on pace to reach another record level in 2018.
July 4, 2018
Even though the Colombian government in 2017 increased the sales tax or value added tax (VAT) from 16 percent to 19 percent, the retail sector continues to thrive because of a robust economy....
July 4, 2018
The retail industry in Guatemala is strong and continues growing. The two largest supermarket chains continue expanding and opening new outlets in both the urban and rural areas of the country.
July 3, 2018
Peru's food retail market has found its path to growth through compact store formats. The market currently holds over 450 convenience stores and 250 conventional supermarkets.
July 2, 2018
Chile’s food retail sales reached $16.7 billion in 2017. The main food distribution channels are supermarkets with a share of about 62 percent.

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