Trends in Mexico’s Greenhouse Vegetable Industry

October 11, 2023 Rabobank

Mexico’s production and exports of protected-agriculture vine vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers, and bell peppers, have grown significantly in recent decades. This is thanks to the country’s competitive advantages such as favorable climatic conditions and labor availability.

Economic Value of Fresh Produce Imports From Mexico to US to Exceed $53B by 2030

Fresh produce imports from Mexico, which are a major source of economic activity in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas and throughout the U.S., are expected to grow substantially in coming years, according to a recent report from the Center for North American Studies, CNAS, at Texas A&M University.

Lobster Fishermen in Mexico’s Yucatán Organize to Protect Their Catch

Illegal fishing of lobster on Mexico’s Yucatán coast has given rise to a seafaring community defense group, shining a light on the threat faced both by the region’s marine life and those who depend on it.

National Potato Council Statement on Joint U.S.-Mexico Announcement on Potential Reopening of Mexican Market to U.S. Potatoes

The National Potato Council today released the following statement in response to a joint announcement by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Mexico Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development Víctor Villalobos that, according to the agreed workplan, the entire Mexican market would be open no later than May 15 for all U.S. table stock and chipping potatoes.

U.S. Fresh Vegetable Imports From Mexico and Canada Continue to Surge

The United States receives fresh vegetables from more than 125 different countries, but most imports originate from Mexico and Canada. In 2020, Mexico accounted for 77 percent of U.S. fresh vegetable import volume, and Canada represented 11 percent. An analysis of domestic census and trade data shows Mexican and Canadian producers have dominated the U.S. import market by offering protected culture—or greenhouse—imports as well as organic options, which increased choices for consumers.