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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.

UPDATE: U.S. considers steps to protect against seasonal imports

The Trump administration plans to take steps to protect U.S. growers of seasonal produce against what it calls threats of increased imports.

Georgia produce industry testifies about effects of imports

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.

Second load of cactus contains meth at California border

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.

U.S. growers testify that Mexico trade practices harm them

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.

Another meth seizure in produce shipment at Texas port

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.

Load of broccoli stopped with $16 million of meth aboard

Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a load of broccoli containing $16.1 million of methamphetamine as it crossed into Texas.