Sandwiched between farms in Campeche and Quintana Roo that illegally grow transgenic soybeans, Yucatán state struggles to eradicate genetically manipulated seeds, complains a state official.
A deadly salmonella outbreak in the U.S. has been traced to a single farm in Tenabo, Campeche.
Federal authorities anticipated an impressive citrus harvest of more than 300,000 tons, thanks to plentiful rainfall.
The National Water Commission (Conagua) is fixing and building drains in southern Yucatán, spending millions to proactively save crops from flooding.
The milpa — a farming system that has been used for more than 3,000 years — can be key to coping with climate change, says Dr. Eduardo Batllori Sampedro.
Climate change is forcing Mayan farmers to reconsider age-tested techniques. And one local farmer thinks he has found something that works with less predictable rainfall.
An ancient Maya farming practice that would seem to be destructive is actually beneficial to the bee population, reports Science Daily.
At least 45 tons of pitaya — dragon fruit, to some people — will be shipped from Yucatan to the Asian market this year, state agriculture officials said.
Organic farms are scattered throughout the region, many seeking volunteers who will perform chores in exchange for food, lodging — and a tropical adventure.