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Packer Insight — Ag labor survey, produce artists, New York Produce Show

Catch up with the notable news of the week in this conversation between The Packer's editors Tom Karst, Chris Koger, Ashley Nickle and Amy Sowder.

Fresh-market tangerines harvesting in Florida

Florida’s citrus harvest in early November continued with navel and Hamlin oranges, red grapefruit and Fallglo and Early Pride tangerines, mostly for the fresh market, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Low retail inflation holds for fruits and vegetables

In a year that has seen double-digit increases in demand for fresh produce at supermarkets, the U.S. Department of Agriculture projects that retail prices for fruits and vegetables will come in below historical averages.

USDA releases Pesticide Data Program annual summary

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has published the 2019 Pesticide Data Program Annual Summary.

USDA releases info on first California mandarin survey

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released the first California mandarin objective measurement survey.

Proposal terminates Washington potato marketing order

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking steps to officially dissolve the marketing order for potatoes in the state of Washington.

Trump administration extends free meals for kids for entire school year

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is extending flexibilities to allow free meals to continue to be available to all children throughout the entire 2020-2021 school year. 

USDA changes fumigation rules for some imported Chilean blueberries

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, through its Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, is allowing the import of blueberries from two regions in Chile without methyl bromide fumigation for pests.

Pecan growers, importers considering promotion, research order

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking comments on establishing a Pecan Promotion, Research and Information Order.

Deadline to comment on USDA’s anti-fraud organic rule nears

The end of the comment period for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s proposed rule to cut down on organic fraud is approaching.