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House Panel Votes to Repeal Country-Origin Meat Labeling Law

posted on May 22, 2015 at 3:42 PM

A House committee has voted to get rid of labels on packages of meat that say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. Full Story

Mexico Food Labeling Rules Draw Fire on Sugar

posted on April 25, 2014 at 11:18 AM

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's new food labeling rules were supposed to help fight an obesity epidemic, but activists and experts said Monday they may actually encourage the public to consume high levels of sugar. The debate over sugar has grown... Full Story

After 20 Years NAFTA Hasn't Closed Mexico Wage Gap

posted on January 3, 2014 at 12:53 PM

While it changed the country in some fundamental ways, the treaty never met many of its sweeping promises to close Mexico's wage gap with the United States. Full Story

Mexico's Congress Votes to Open Oil Industry to Private Investors

posted on December 13, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Mexico's Congress has voted to open up the country's moribund state-run oil industry to private investment, following a raucous, hours-long debate over the most dramatic energy reform in decades. Full Story

Stomach Bug In 2 States Linked To Mexican Farm

posted on August 9, 2013 at 5:55 PM

The FDA said it traced illnesses from the restaurants in Nebraska and Iowa to Taylor Farms de Mexico. Full Story

Mexico Destroys 1 Million Chickens For Bird Flu

posted on July 6, 2012 at 1:18 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- ?An outbreak of the H7N3 bird flu virus in western Mexico has infected about 2.5 million chickens and led authorities to destroy or dispose of almost a million birds. The country's Agriculture Department says that 129 farms... Full Story

Pork Exports Rocket Up, Look Promising in 2012

posted on March 9, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Pork Exports Rocket Up, Look Promising in 2012
U.S. pork producers had a banner year in 2011 and could be headed down that same path again in 2012, according to recent USDA data. Full Story

Stocks-To-Use For Corn and Soybeans Remain Historically Tight

posted on March 9, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Stocks-To-Use For Corn and Soybeans Remain Historically Tight
The Department of Agriculture kept domestic corn and soybean ending stock numbers steady while cutting wheat carryout modestly in the March WASDE report. Full Story

North Mexico wilts under worst drought in 70 years

posted on December 2, 2011 at 2:30 PM

The sun-baked northern states of Mexico are suffering under the worst drought since the government began recording rainfall 70 years ago. Crops of corn, beans and oats are withering in the fields. About 1.7 million cattle have died of starvation... Full Story

Texas Farmers Say Drug War Making Job Dangerous

posted on March 18, 2011 at 2:03 PM

LA JOYA, Texas (AP) -- As Texas farmhands prepared this winter to burn stalks of sugarcane for harvest along the Rio Grande, four masked men on ATVs suddenly surrounded the crew members and ordered them to leave. Full Story

Border Violence Spills Onto Mexican Ranches, Farms

posted on July 9, 2010 at 3:07 PM

LAREDO, Texas (AP) -- Mexican rancher Isidro Gutierrez watched with disgust as federal inspectors here chalked a long stripe on his steer's hindquarter. Full Story

Remembering the Father of the Green Revolution

posted on December 30, 2009 at 3:12 PM

Remembering the Father of the Green Revolution
1970 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Iowa native, Dr. Norman Borlaug died September 12, 2009. He is best known for his research in Mexico to develop high-yielding, disease-resistant wheat that would grow in hard to grow areas of the world. Full Story

Mexico Officials Pig Out on Pork to Ease Flu Fears

posted on May 15, 2009 at 8:05 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials are going hog-wild over pork to encourage their countrymen to put the pig back in the taco. Full Story

Mexico Imposes Tariffs on U.S. Goods

posted on March 27, 2009 at 8:03 PM

Mexico Imposes Tariffs on U.S. Goods
Government and private reports released this week offered glimmers of hope for the beleaguered U.S economy, yet the deteriorating labor market also indicates the worst recession in more than 25 years is far from over. Full Story

Mexico Truck Retaliation Does Not Include Meat Products

posted on March 20, 2009 at 8:03 PM

(AP) Meat and poultry products are not included on the list of U.S products Mexico will subject to tariffs in retaliation for the United States ending a program that allowed Mexican trucks to operate on U.S roads, according to the American Meat... Full Story
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