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01 Oct 2015 description

“My coffee was beautiful, and then it all dried up. It never matured, and it lost all its leaves,” said Maria Eufemia Maldonado Ocaño, a long-time member of Unicafec, a coffee cooperative in northern Peru.

10 Sep 2014 description

The following statement is attributable to Justice Department spokesman Brian Fallon regarding Attorney General Eric Holder’s visit to Mexico City today to meet with his fellow attorneys general from across Central America to discuss the situation involving migrant children:

08 Aug 2014 description

WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson today released the numbers of apprehensions along the Southwest border during the month of July and prior months, which reflect a significant decrease in apprehensions of unaccompanied children and adults with children:

Unaccompanied children Adults with children
January 3,706 2,286
February 4,846 3,282
March 7,176 5,754
April 7,702 6,511
May 10,579 12,774
June 10,628 16,330
July 5,508 7,410

08 Jul 2014 description

While overall rates of apprehensions across our Southwest border remain at near historic lows, apprehensions and processing of children and individuals from Central America crossing the border in the Rio Grande Valley have continued at high rates.

25 Sep 2002 description


Production Estimates and Crop Assessment Division
Foreign Agricultural Service