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USDA seeks comments on Vietnam pummelo

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking comments on a pest risk assessment on U.S. imports of pummelo from Vietnam.
Mar 24, 2020 by Tom Karst #USDA, #Produce (General), #Citrus

Ojai Valley’s pixie tangerine harvest begins

About 50 growers in California’s Ojai Valley in Ventura County have begun harvest pixie tangerines.

Sunkist’s Montreal pop-up features herbs, citrus

Sunkist Growers treated Montreal residents to a bright, garden-themed pop-up to escape the winter blues.

Veg-Fresh Farms to market Redlands Foothill’s citrus

Veg-Fresh Farms, Corona, Calif., has formed a partnership with citrus grower-packer Redlands Foothill Groves, giving Veg-Fresh customers access to year-round citrus.

China to cut tariffs on U.S. fruit but virus worries escalate

China will allow its importers to apply for substantial tariff relief on U.S. fruit starting in early March.

New Product Review: White grapefruit from IMG Citrus

Vero Beach, Fla.-based IMG Citrus plans to showcase its new white grapefruit at the Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Exposure.

Aija Paolillo joins University of Florida as citrus agent

Aija Paolillo is the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension citrus agent for DeSoto, Hardee and Manatee counties.

U.S. imports of both fruits and vegetables up in 2019, USDA reports

U.S. imports of both fruits and vegetables increased moderately in 2019, new trade figures reveal.

U.S. fresh exports of fruit down, vegetables up in 2019

Exports of U.S. fresh fruits declined by 6% in 2019, while exports of U.S. fresh vegetables increased by 4%.

Mexfly find in south Texas brings expanded quarantine

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Texas Department of Agriculture have established a Mexican fruit fly quarantine in Willacy County, Texas.