EASING THE FLOW OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES FROM MEXICO AND CANADA

Now that it’s June, many of us are enjoying a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables that will be available throughout the summer.  During the rest of the year, some of these same fresh fruits and vegetables are available to American consumers thanks to trade…

NAFTA HAS CHANGED THE WAY WE EAT

FROM:  VOX You probably eat a lot more avocados than your parents did a few decades ago. Same goes for papayas and bell peppers. It might be because you have a refined palate or because you’ve gone and become a foodie, but really, you also…

USDA LOOKING FOR A BIG INCREASE IN INSPECTION FEES

  The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is proposing to significantly increase many of the fees it charges, and to add two new fees, for conducting agricultural quarantine inspections at U.S. ports of entry. APHIS is also proposing to adjust the…

U.S. food safety risks since 9/11: Pest explosion breaks out as anti-terror measures took priority

CBP CHECKING FOR PESTS IN IMPORTED GOODS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Monday, October 10, 2011 FRESNO, Calif. — Dozens of foreign insects and plant diseases slipped undetected into the United States in the years after 9/11, when authorities were so focused on…

Moving Mexican produce is a booming Valley business, no matter how you slice it

  By WILLIAM PACK STAFF WRITER Aug. 13, 2011, 12:52AM Close [X] SAN ANTONIO — Business is booming in the Rio Grande Valley as a result of soaring traffic in fruits and vegetables from Mexico, an increasingly sophisticated produce powerhouse that exports more fruits and…

CHANGE IN THE IMPORTATION OF AVOCADOS FROM MEXICO

    Importation of Mexican Hass Avocados: Additional Shipping Options Document ID: APHIS-2008-0016-0006 Docket ID: APHIS-2008-0016 Topics: Coffee, Cotton, Fruits, Imports, Logs, Nursery Stock, Plant Diseases and Pests, Quarantine, Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements, Rice, Vegetables   Show Details Title: Importation of Mexican Hass Avocados: Additional…