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Michoacán Expects 815,000 Tons of Agricultural Exports This Year

Michoacán Expects 815,000 Tons of Agricultural Exports This Year

MICHIOCÁN, MEXICO – Michoacán will be exporting approximately 815,000 tons of agricultural products this year.

Pedro Benitez Vélez, a delegate of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) tells Quadratin that "this will position Michoacán as one of the top institutions in this area."

Quadratin reports that during the signing of an agreement to develop a technical study on an irradiation plant before leading organizations and representatives of the National Institute of Nuclear Research, Vélez said that the export list is topped off by 628,000 tons of avocados, 91,000 tons of mangos and 23,000 tons of lemons.

Other notable exports include:

  • 15,000 tons of blackberries
  • 14,000 tons of melons
  • 13,000 tons of grapefruit
  • 10,000 tons of guava

Vélez also shared that the new plant will allow the exports listed, as well as other products, to increase export volumes because it will help to remove items like pesticides and chemicals that have prevented produce from Michoacán from reaching international markets because of phytosanitary standards.

With the potential to increase export volumes, I will certainly be keeping an eye on this market.  Stay tuned to AndNowUKnow for the latest updates.