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Magic Sun, Richmond, Va., known as a grower of conventional and organic tomatoes, is expanding to include blueberries, with plans to quickly ramp up production.
Oct 21, 2020 by Chris Koger
Vanguard International, Issaquah, Wash., has been named a gold-level member of Tru-Cape’s Millionaires’ Club, purchasing 2.5 million cartons of apples and pears from the South African exporter.
Oct 16, 2020 by Chris Koger
Construction has begun on a $40 million project to cut wait times for produce and other agricultural goods at a busy Texas port of entry.
Sep 20, 2020 by Chris Koger
The Trump administration plans to take steps to protect U.S. growers of seasonal produce against what it calls threats of increased imports.
Sep 02, 2020 by Chris Koger
Georgia produce growers, the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association and other groups recently testified to federal agencies that domestic growers face a “staggering increase" of produce from Mexico.
Aug 23, 2020 by Chris Koger
Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa border entry in California found $3.3 million in methamphetamine hidden in crates of cactus pads, the second such discovery in less than a week.
Aug 16, 2020 by Chris Koger
Federal trade and agriculture officials have rescheduled hearings for growers to testify on how foreign trade is harming U.S. agriculture, with a focus on the effects of Mexican produce imports on southwest growers.
Jul 22, 2020 by Chris Koger
The U.S. Department will start inspecting Mexican tomatoes entering the U.S. on April 4, as part of the suspension agreement with the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration.
Mar 20, 2020 by Chris Koger
The Food and Drug Administration has suspended enforcement of verifying Food Safety Modernization Act audit requirements for importers and food facilities because of the coronavirus COVID-19 spread.
Mar 18, 2020 by Chris Koger
The Food and Drug Administration has halted most inspections of food facilities outside of the U.S. through April, as travel restrictions increase in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Mar 11, 2020 by Chris Koger