The U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding observers of All Souls Day that some agricultural items used in holiday decorations are prohibited in the U.S. due to pest and plant diseases, including HLB.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has expanded quarantined areas for citrus greening in California, Texas and Louisiana after the disease was detected in plant tissue samples in multiple locations in the states.
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.
Weather issues have blown through production areas of Texas and Mexico, but suppliers for the 2018-19 Tex-Mex winter deal say they anticipate full volumes, once the deal starts to peak for most items in December.
Growers in south Texas were gearing up for a bountiful holiday season and expected ample supplies of numerous commodities, including kale, cilantro and cabbage as well as mustard, collard and turnip greens.