UPDATED: Florida agriculture and industry officials have asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to initiate traceback investigations of Mexican tomatoes with the tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV).
California is opening a new front in the battle against Huanglongbing or citrus greening. California citrus growers and packers along with the University of California, Riverside opened the $8 million dollar lab.
In a sense, all roads lead to the nation’s capital — the center of power in the U.S. But the megalopolis that is the Washington, D.C.-Baltimore market has also become a destination for produce, produce suppliers say.
With a hint of possible trade retaliation against U.S. agricultural imports, Mexican industry leaders have warned that the current proposal from the U.S. create a new tomato suspension agreement is unacceptable.