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Nogales and the New Mariposa Port

An update of the Southwest’s bustling produce pipeline

Yet even with some fickle weather, production in Mexico and exports to the U.S. continue to rise year after year. Nogales, through the virtue of its very location, along with its concentration of produce professionals, has always been uniquely qualified to handle the influx of fresh fruit and vegetable imports from Mexico.

Now, with the long-awaited renovations and expansion of the Mariposa Port complete, the city and surrounding county are especially well equipped to handle the flow of U.S.-bound produce with more space, more qualified personnel, and greater efficiency.

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Courtney Kilian is based in Vista, CA and has worked with both domestic and international growers and organizations, including the Natural Resources Conservation Service and California Avocados Direct.