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Officials find $18.5 million in drugs in carrot shipment in Texas

Customs and Border Protection officials found $18.5 million worth of methamphetamine in a commercial load of carrots crossing into Pharr, Texas.

Fruit and vegetable industry ally Bhimu Patil honored

Bhimu Patil, Texas A&M University professor and director of the Vegetable Improvement Center, College Station, Texas, has received the Texas A&M University Professorship.

Leonard Pike, Texas onion developer, receives lifetime award

Leonard Pike, pioneer of the Texas 1015 sweet onion and inaugural director of Texas A&M University’s Vegetable Improvement Center, has been posthumously honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

California, Texas businesses sanctioned for PACA violations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has sanctioned companies in California and Texas for violating the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.

Index Fresh announces new roles in California, Texas

Avocado company Index Fresh, Riverside, Calif., has hired a vice president of operations and promoted others to key roles in California and Texas facilities.

Viva Fresh includes San Antonio market tour

Viva Fresh Produce Expo attendees can tour the San Antonio Wholesale Produce Market

No categories for Viva Fresh Gateway to Innovation Awards

The Gateway to Innovation Awards at the Viva Fresh Expo is doing away with categories to accept submissions covering all aspects of the industry, including production, packing, packaging, technology and food safety.

Texas port drug discovery is bananas

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice got a surprise when they opened donated boxes of bananas destined for prisoners.