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Seald Sweet brings on Mexican avocados with partnership

Seald Sweet International is branching out into avocados with a partnership with Mexican grower Valvilla Produce.

Guatemala’s specialty exports to U.S. on the rise

Guatemala’s exports of specialty vegetables and fruits to the U.S. have been steadily rising over the past two decades.

Statements pour in on U.S.-Mexico tomato agreement

Numerous produce industry and other groups have issued statements in the wake of a new agreement setting floor prices for Mexican tomatoes sent to the U.S.

Inspection provision in Mexico tomato deal draws critics

The relief of reaching a new  tomato suspension agreement between Mexican tomato growers and the Department of Commerce has come with misgivings about the effect of mandatory inspections at the border.

UPDATED: Deal struck between Commerce Department, Mexican growers

(UPDATED, 1:28 p.m.) Mexican tomato growers and the U.S. Commerce Department struck a deal for a new tomato suspension agreement late Aug. 20.

Cocaine found in lime shipment at Texas port of entry

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Pharr, Texas, recently stopped a load of limes containing $1.86 million in cocaine.

Tons of marijuana in load of peppers stopped at border

The Customs and Border Protection seized almost four tons of marijuana in a truck hauling jalapenos at the Otay Mesa cargo facility in San Diego.

Always Fresh Farms, Giddings Fruit partner for year-round berries

Berry grower-shipper Always Fresh Farms, Winter Haven, Fla., has entered into a long-term partnership with Giddings Fruit S.A., a berry and cherry grower in Mexico and South America.

Mexican avocado volume to gradually rise

Supplies of Mexican avocados should pick up as fall progresses after going through a shortfall this summer.

Avocado volume expected to increase after summer shortfall

U.S. avocado volume was expected to increase this fall after a summer of tight supplies.