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Coronavirus postpones Viva Fresh, TIPA considers cancellation

The Texas International Produce Association has postponed the Viva Fresh Expo, and is considering whether to cancel it altogether, as concerns about COVID-19 escalate.

Truckload of broccoli with $18.5 million in drugs stopped

A load of fresh broccoli entering the U.S. at a Texas border entry was found to have almost $18.5 million worth of narcotics hidden in the trailer.

Mexfly find in south Texas brings expanded quarantine

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Texas Department of Agriculture have established a Mexican fruit fly quarantine in Willacy County, Texas.

PACA sanctions bar Florida, Texas companies from business

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on three Florida and one Texas business for violating the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.

Viva Fresh speaker to focus on science supporting plant-based diets

Fad diets such as keto, Paleo and South Beach come and go, but a plant-based diet is here to stay, says P.K. “The Nutrition Doctor” Newby.

Chelan Fresh donates Rockit apples through Brighter Bites

Chelan Fresh, Chelan, will be supplying fresh apples to 7,000 Texas students and families through a Brighter Bites partnership.

Brothers Produce focuses on cold storage

The cold storage division has become the company’s biggest growth area at Brothers Produce Inc., Houston, said Brent Erenwert, CEO.

Texas produce leaders inducted into Hall of Fame

Texas produce growers gathered to celebrate the 2020 inductees into the Texas Produce Hall of Fame.

Texas meeting covers inspections of imported Mexican tomatoes

The Texas International Produce Association, Mission, and other groups are sponsoring a meeting on inspections of Mexican tomatoes under the Tomato Suspension Agreement.

Texas Produce Hall of Fame to add 7 new members

Seven leaders in the industry will be inducted into the Texas Produce Hall of Fame in January.