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Students from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are working paid internships alongside Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists, inspecting fresh produce from Mexico.
Sep 28, 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
Customs and Border Protection officers in South Texas have made another multi-million seizure of drugs piggy-backing into the U.S. in a commercial load of fresh produce from Mexico, this time avocados.
Sep 14, 2020 by Chris Koger
California Citrus Mutual is commending the Trump administration plan to protect domestic growers of seasonal produce.
Sep 11, 2020 by Tom Karst
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
U.S. growers, trade groups, Florida officials and members of Congress testified virtually in front of federal agencies that imports, mostly targeting Mexico, are increasingly making harder for U.S. farms to survive.
Aug 14, 2020 by Chris Koger
Officers stopped a load of produce crossing into the U.S. at Pharr, Texas, and found almost $20 million in meth — bringing the total seizures of the drug at that port to more than $70 million in recent weeks.
Aug 12, 2020 by Chris Koger
Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a load of broccoli containing $16.1 million of methamphetamine as it crossed into Texas.
Aug 05, 2020 by Chris Koger