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December 4, 2017
Chilean avocado exports to the world grew by 42.9 percent in volume and 61.7 percent in value from January through September, 2017, over 2016 reaching 90,985 MT and $197.5 million.
December 1, 2017
Mexican Hass avocado production is forecast to be 1.8 million metric tons (MMT) for marketing year (MY) 2017/2018 as weather conditions and phytosanitary pest control programs have boosted production.
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...
December 1, 2017
Biotech regulations have been virtually non-existent in the Caribbean. However, that may change in the years ahead....
November 30, 2017
For 2017/2018, production of all three types of fresh deciduous fruit is forecast to rise to 550,000 MT for apples, 600,000 MT for pears and 45,000 MT for table grapes due to higher yields....
November 30, 2017
After some years of decline, the Argentine dairy sector is beginning to recover.
November 29, 2017
Post forecasts fluid milk production to increase by 1.8 percent in 2018.
November 27, 2017
On August 31, 2017, Health Canada initiated the bidding process for a graphic design contract for front of package (FOP) labels.
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 20, 2017
As a result of renovated plantations and favorable weather conditions, Colombian coffee production reached historical high levels of 14.6 million bags....
November 17, 2017
Tourism, agriculture, high technology and services are driving Costa Rica’s economy.
November 17, 2017
Brazil’s coffee production for MY 2017/18 is revised down to 51.2 million 60-kg bags.
November 16, 2017
On October 20, FAS Lima and the U.S. Dry Pea and Lentil Council (USDPLC) hosted a cooking demo and seminar showcasing pulse flour as an ingredient at a well-known chef’s school in Lima.
November 6, 2017
Apple production in Mexico for marketing year (MY) 2017/18 (August/July) is forecast at 720,000 metric tons (MT), a slightly larger crop compared to MY 2016/17.
November 6, 2017
For marketing year (MY) 2017/18, FAS/Ottawa forecasts an 8 percent decrease in Canadian apple production, resulting from suboptimal growing and harvest seasons.
November 3, 2017
Abundant rainfall, sufficient number of chill hours and spring conditions are expected to remain favorable for fruit development while high temperatures and low relative humidity is expected....
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.

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