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Winter Sweetz grapefruit shipping from Texas

Lone Star Citrus, McAllen, Texas, has started its Winter Sweetz brand grapefruit season.

Texas expands citrus greening quarantine area

The quarantined area for citrus greening disease in Texas has expanded to Brazoria and Galveston counties.

Officers seize $1.8 million in meth from tomato semi

Border officials have discovered $1.8 million in methamphetamine in connection with a commercial truckload of tomatoes at a Pharr, Texas, port of entry.

J&D Produce’s HoneySweet onions to debut at World Food Championships

HoneySweet onions are the official infusion ingredient for the burger competition at the eighth annual World Food Championships.

Sicar Farms completes South Texas facility

Sicar Farms has opened its new Mission, Texas, facility, with cooler capacity of 85,000 square feet, 21 loading docks, and office space.

Cocaine found in carrot shipment in Texas

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently seized $1.6 million worth of cocaine in a load of carrots that was entering at a Texas border crossing.

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.