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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Mexico Invests $1.5 bn into Farming

Mexico News Daily | Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Agricultural firms are set to invest US $1.5 billion this year in modernization and development, says the president of the National Agricultural Council (CNA). Industry association expects to maintain double-digit growth.

In an interview with the newspaper Milenio, Bosco de la Vega Valladolid said the investment would focus on boosting protected farming, such as greenhouses, pressurized irrigation systems, revamping of storage facilities and logistics and certification strategies. De la Vega said the boom being experienced by the industry — with exports worth almost US $30 billion a year — has attracted entrepreneurs from other industries who are eager to capitalize on it. Commenting on international trade issues, he said it was more important than ever to complete a favorable renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) given the failure of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Spring Forward Baja Time Change

Daylight Saving Time (also called SPRING FORWARD and Spring Time) Starts:
 * Baja California - March 12, 2017
 * Baja California Sur - Apr. 2, 2017
At 2:00:00 AM or before you go to bead; turned your forward 1 hour. There will bea little less light in the morning than the day before..

Ten Mexico municipalities which share a border with the United States; begin daylight saving time three weeks earlier on the second Sunday in March and end on the first Sunday in November. The Congress of Mexico passed legislation in December 2009 which allowed these ten border cities to adopt a daylight saving time pattern consistent with the United States. The municipalities which are now permitted by law to observe daylight saving time consistent with the United States are:

Your Pet's Trauma on Race Weekends

Help for Getting your Pets through the Trauma of Race Weekends!
By Steven Forman

With the Baja 250, 500, 1000 and many other off-road racing event each year, I thought it might be  appropriate to discuss some of the problems local street dogs and pets face when it comes to extremely fast moving vehicles and loud noise. It’s no secret, of course, that dogs everywhere are scared to death of fireworks and other loud noises, such as race vehicles, ATVs and fireworks.

You don’t need a Ph.D. in dog psych to know that one of the most stressful times for our animals down here is when the community is overrun with race enthusiasts. I’m not all that crazy about it myself, but it’s far more unnerving for our furry friends.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Calafia is a Historic Landmark

Pirates, Queens and Buried Treasure
By Martina  * Photos by Christina Escoto
Source: Baja Bound Insurance

Brilliant white sunlight, like a shimmering halo, moves across the surface of the Pacific to the horizon. It is nearly impossible to look directly into its beauty. Except for the wind, there is a deeper quiet than just the absence of visitors to the Calafia’s Historical Monument. From the patio today is seen, a fisherman brazenly pushing his outboard motor to the max, while the bow of the panga cuts the white caps, leaping forward into the rough seas. The panorama is stunning beauty in a historic setting where movies were made, pirates once sailed, a mythical queen ruled and digging for buried treasure still goes on.

The Calafia Point and the cultural historic landmark are rich in history, making this an enjoyable stop on your journey a few minutes south of Rosarito Beach.