Mexican Produce Gives Local Economy a Boost
POSTED: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 3:41pm
UPDATED: Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 8:05am
Texas is #1 port of entry for produce from Mexico
The United States receives more produce from Mexico than any other country in the world. For many years, the busiest crossing has been in Arizona but now Texas is the number one port of entry for fruits and vegetables in the country.
Mexico imports billions of dollars worth of fruits and vegetables annually . The amount of produce has forced companies to expand. Which means more food on our tables, more jobs and more income.
In the month of June close to 4 million lbs. of produce came across our borders. Business has been booming for small produce stands in teh upper valley.
small produce stands have been popping up across the upper valley...
and business owners couldn't be happier...
A new highway in Mexico will be completed some time next year. Officials tell us they expect it to push even more traffic through Texas.