LATEST NEWS FROM Imports

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18:40PM Feb 18, 2020

U.S. imports of both fruits and vegetables up in 2019, USDA reports

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

U.S. imports of both fruits and vegetables increased moderately in 2019, new trade figures reveal.

16:17PM Feb 13, 2020

Start of inspections on Mexican tomatoes brings worries about delays

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

Federal and state agencies in Arizona and Texas are gearing up for the start of mandatory U.S. inspections of Mexican tomatoes on April 1, but worries remain about possible bottlenecks

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16:59PM Feb 11, 2020

Packer Interview - Chris Pawelski on onion imports

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

The Packer's Tom Karst on Feb. 10 interviewed Chris Pawelski, owner of Pawelski Farms in Goshen, N.Y.

11:02AM Feb 11, 2020

Bill to hire border inspectors, canine teams, passes

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

A bill that authorizes the hiring of more inspectors at U.S. border to strengthen pest and disease control efforts is waiting for the president’s approval.

17:24PM Feb 07, 2020

Moroccan season starts for LGS Specialty’s Darling Clementines

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

LGS Specialty Sales, New Rochelle, N.Y., has started its Moroccan w. murcott season, importing the clementines through April.

18:54PM Feb 06, 2020

NY senators call for investigation over influx of Canadian onions

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

Two U.S. senators from New York are calling for federal investigations into unfair trade subsidies for Canadian onion growers.

09:57AM Jan 20, 2020

World Direct Shipping extends Port Manatee agreement

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

World Direct Shipping, Palmetto, Fla., has extended an agreement with Port Manatee, and added a third vessel to its service.