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9/1/2014 12:00:00 AM
Citrus greening is spreading in Texas, but it shouldn't affect the 2014 orange and grapefruit crops. Read more on its spread and the effect from this Packer article.

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9/1/2014 12:00:00 AM
Prompted by additional finds of Asian citrus psyllid, the California Department of Food and Agriculture has expanded the quarantine in San Luis Obispo county to 268 square miles. Read more on the expansion from this Grower article.

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8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
The next incarnation of the Food and Drug Administration's food safety rule for fresh produce is expected to be made public in September, with agency officials hopeful that they will be scheduling meetings before the end of the year to gather more industry input. Read more on the new rule from this Grower article.

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8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
Just when you thought the drought in the Southwest couldn't get much worse a joint university study predicts a "megadrought" within the next century. Read more on the prediction from this Grower article.

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8/25/2014 12:00:00 AM
Citrus greening has spread in three Texas counties where oranges and red grapefruit are grown, establishing a "stronghold" in commercial groves and residential trees, according to Texas Citrus Mutual. Read more on its spread from this Grower article.

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8/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
Atlanta-based Coca-Cola Co. has donated an additional $1.5 million to a University of Florida foundation to support long-term research into preventing citrus greening. Read more on the donation from this Packer article.

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8/6/2014 12:00:00 AM
Lemon prices have finally dipped below $50 per box, but they're still much higher than normal, and should stay that way into September. Read more on pricing from this Packer story.

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8/5/2014 12:00:00 AM
China has reopened its doors to California citrus exports. Exeter-based California Citrus Mutual received written confirmation Aug. 4 of an earlier verbal commitment to reopen markets, which had been closed since April 2013 after brown rot was found in shipments. Read more from this Packer article.

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8/1/2014 12:00:00 AM
Texas orange and grapefruit shippers can market smaller sizes through a new U.S. Department of Agriculture rule. The rule also applies to suppliers of imported oranges during the Texas citrus shipping season, which typical lasts from late September into May. Read more on shipments from this Packer article.

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7/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
An 11% increase in net sales for the second quarter of 2014 has officials with Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. expressing optimism about efforts to diversify, even though the company's fresh-cut business posted declines for the third straight quarter. Read more on their sales from this Packer article.

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