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Almonds supplant grapes as 2019 top Kern County, Calif., crop

The values of Kern County’s top two crops in 2019 switched, with the almond crop higher than the value of its grape crop for the first time since 2011.

Researchers seek help from organic citrus growers to fight HLB

Researchers are contacting organic citrus growers for help in developing a holistic approach in battling citrus greening disease, also known as huanglongbing/HLB.

USDA removes Mexfly quarantine in Texas citrus area

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, through its Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, has removed a Mexican fruit fly quarantine area in Harlingen, Texas.

Sunkist Growers hires Anne Goltz in business development

Sunkist Growers, Valencia, Calif., has hired Anne Goltz as senior manager of business development.

Evan Pence joins AC brands as VP of international procurement

AC Brands has hired Evan Pence as vice president of international procurement.

Kevin Roberts joins Lone Star Citrus in sales

Lone Star Citrus, Mission, Texas, has hired Kevin Roberts to its sales team.

Bee Sweet Citrus ready for back-to-school plans

Bee Sweet Citrus, Fowler, Calif., is ready to be part of back-to-school plans, even if students are studying at home.

Apeel expands distribution in Germany, reveals food waste reduction

Germany’s Edeka Group is offering citrus and avocados treated by Apeel Science’s plant-derived technology in more than 11,000 Edeka and Netto stores throughout Germany.

South Africa citrus promotion boosted by pandemic demand

Summer Citrus from South Africa has finished another successful consumer promotion, Here Comes the Sun.

Psyllid with bacteria found in commercial California grove

An adult Asian citrus psyllid found in a commercial grove in Riverside County has tested positive for  Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CLas), the bacteria that causes Huanglongbing.