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Texas association’s Sept. 24 workshops cover labor solutions

The Texas International Produce Association is teaming with Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) and CIERTO Global to host two workshops on labor challenges.

La Bonanza opens South Texas avocado import facility

La Bonanza, Uruapan, Mexico, has opened an import and distribution facility in Mission, Texas, for avocados and guacamole products.

Marijuana concealed in load of broccoli

A semi-trailer carrying broccoli was recently seized at the Pharr (Texas) International Bridge when officers found 600 pounds of marijuana in the shipment.

USDA expands citrus disease quarantine areas in 3 states

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has expanded quarantined areas for citrus greening in California, Texas and Louisiana after the disease was detected in plant tissue samples in multiple locations in the states.

Cocaine found in lime shipment at Texas port of entry

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Pharr, Texas, recently stopped a load of limes containing $1.86 million in cocaine.

Rio Queen Citrus’ Ken Martin dies

Ken Martin, who left a short career as a funeral director and mortician in Missouri to manage what became one of the Rio Grande Valley’s major citrus operations, has died.

Rio Queen Citrus’ Ken Martin dies

Ken Martin, who left a short career as a funeral director and mortician in Missouri to manage what became one of the Rio Grande Valley’s major citrus operations, has died.

Trent Bishop joins J&D Produce as VP of sales

Trent Bishop is the new vice president of sales for J&D Produce, Edinburg, Texas, and its Little Bear Brands line of products.

The Produce Moms discusses school meals with Dallas group

Lori Taylor, owner and founder of The Produce Moms, was the featured speaker at a recent Dallas Fresh Food Association meeting.

TIPA golf tournament set

There are still spots for players in the annual Texas International Produce Association Golf Tournament.