Although this year has been a little easier to bear than last year following the coronavirus outbreak that appeared in China in December 2019 and its subsequent global spread, consumers and businesses are still experiencing a time of uncertainty and economic recession. Considering the impact of the pandemic on all economic sectors, including the agricultural industry, in this article, we analyze how the eight main fruits and vegetables that Mexico ships into the United States across the McAllen, Texas border have been affected.
The following graph compares the volume traded from January to July 2021 to the volume traded in the same period in the previous year and the year before the pandemic.
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Paola Ochoa is Director of Operations and Engineering Liaison for Agtools.
Agtools, Inc. provides data for farmers, buyers, distributors, retailers, government agencies, financial firms, and other stakeholders to manage market volatility, increase profitability and reduce waste of natural, human and food resources.