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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.

Hurricane Laura extends CFAP payments in Texas, Louisiana

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended application deadlines for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program for farmers and ranchers in Texas and Louisiana affected by Hurricane Laura.

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.

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.

Texas citrus growers assessing damage from Hurricane Hanna

Texas citrus growers are assessing the damage to the crop from Hurricane Hanna, but early estimates are 20% to 30% of the fruit was knocked off the trees

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.

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.