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Strawberry, bell pepper imports next up for trade investigations

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is asking the International Trade Commission to monitor and investigate imports of strawberries and bell peppers, following requests by Florida groups.

Magic Sun offers imported blueberries, with plans to double crop

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.

Event highlights Pharr, Texas, port's importance to trade

Members of the South Texas produce industry joined others at the Pharr International Bridge to kick off the start of the import season, when the volume of trucks crossing the bridge significantly increases.

U.S., Mexico, sign agreement on enhanced food safety partnership

The Food and Drug Administration and its counterparts in Mexico are taking steps to strengthen collaboration on food safety, from outbreak investigations to training and outbreak prevention measures.

Wholesum launches top seal pack for organic tomatoes-on-the-vine

Amado, Ariz.-based Wholesum is introducing top-seal packaging for its organic tomatoes-on-the-vine. 

Giddings Berries USA opens California office

Global conventional and organic berry supplier Giddings Fruit has opened an office in Monterey, Calif., through its subsidiary, Giddings Berries USA.

Texas students learning through border inspection program

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.

Texas port of entry project to speed up produce imports

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.

Border stop nets $6.6 million in meth in avocado load

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.

California Citrus Mutual supports domestic protection plans

California Citrus Mutual is commending the Trump administration plan to protect domestic growers of seasonal produce.