MEXICO: Beef for the North

On Sept. 1, the U.S. Government will lift its ban on the import of cattle and meat products from Mexico. The embargo was imposed five years ago after foot-and-mouth disease broke out in Mexico and threatened to spread across the border. About 500,000 head of cattle will be shipped north in the first year of renewed trade. At current prices that should be worth some $140 million to Mexico.


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