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LGS Specialty Sales’ summer citrus season starts soon

- General News
LGS Specialty Sales, a leading importer of citrus, avocados, grapes, and persimmons, announces an update on its 2022 summer citrus season that will include fruit from Chile, Peru, Argentina, South Africa, and Uruguay.

Truck blockade ends, but Texas border crossing delays continue

- General News
There have been some positive signs for improved produce truck crossings from Mexico through Texas border ports of entry, but major backups remain.

Trade groups criticize heightened Texas border crossing inspections

- General News
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has vowed to strengthen border protections and inspections in response to the Biden Administration's plans to end pandemic emergency health orders that allowed federal officials to turn away migrants seeking asylum.

Chilean plum exports to U.S. rebound

- General News
A coordinated effort involving the entire supply chain from Chilean growers, authorities and their U.S counterparts has allowed the Chilean industry to optimize the process of exporting Chilean fresh plums.

Oppy transitions to import apple and pear season

- General News
Bringing top-quality import apples and pears from the world’s most sought-after production regions, Oppy, the leading grower, marketer and distributor of fruits and vegetables sets out to deliver the freshest crop to the North American market at just the right time.

Near-record import levels expected at U.S. ports as congestion continues

- General News
Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to be at near-record levels this spring and summer as consumer demand and supply chain challenges continue to result in congestion, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

Divine Flavor expects strong table grape imports

- General News
As the winter days come to an end in the Northern hemisphere, peak production of grapes will start ramping up in volume from Peru, Chile, and South Africa for importer Divine Flavor.

Cucumber imports: Advantage may be quality, not price

- Analysis
Increasing imports, particularly from Mexico, have been a source of complaint for U.S. cucumber growers. The default response is usually to blame lower production costs in Mexico, but a newly released report from the U.S. ITC suggests otherwise.

FFVA says ITC Report on Cucumber, Squash imports shows harm to domestic growers

- General News
For decades, unfair trade practices from Mexico and other foreign sources have caused immense harm to produce growers in Florida and across the country.

SiCar Farms projects record citrus import season

- General News
SiCar Farms, the largest and leading lime importers to the United States - reports their winter citrus season is thriving and supply is expected to be steady throughout the season.