Nov 12, 2021
Steady growth continues in US fresh vegetable import volume

Recent USDA data shows U.S. fresh vegetable import volumes continue to witness a steady growth. Last year, 77 million pounds of fresh vegetables came in from Mexico.The chart above compares annual changes in volumes of fresh vegetable imports from Mexico, Canada, and all other countries between 2008 and 2020, showing steady growth over time.

Bell pepper seasonal import volumes from Mexico
Imports of bell peppers in the period 2018-2020 saw an increase of  110% compared to one decade earlier.

Bell pepper import volumes from Canada

The change in volume of bell pepper imports from Canada by season shows a marked increase in summer and autumn imports from the 2008-10 time span to the 2018-20 time span.


Current Issue

Vegetable Growers News January 2022 Issue

Soli Organic thrives at indoor, in-dirt organic growing of herbs, greens

Pure Green Farms’ indoor-outdoor approach works well in broad market

Revolution Farms continues to expand greenhouse operation, providing ‘local’ greens to Midwesterners

Earthbound Farm ownership returned locally, and Taylor Farms continues to take organic to a higher level

Multiple approaches mitigate labor challenges

Reduced insecticide, IPM programs are key

AppHarvest grows indoors for tomatoes, other produce

Farm market business considerations for 2022, beyond

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Farm, ranch community exudes essence of America

see all current issue »

75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345


Vegetable Growers News January 2022 Issue
Get one year of Vegetable Growers News in both print and digital editions for only $15.50.

Interested in reading the print edition of Vegetable Growers News?

Subscribe Today »

Be sure to check out our sister sites:
website development by deyo designs