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11/24/2014 12:00:00 AM
Workers directly hired by farmers declined 10% in October and wages were up 1%, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture farm labor report. Read more details from the report from this Packer article.

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11/20/2014 12:00:00 AM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has a new formula to calculate fee increases for fruit and vegetable inspections and other Agricultural Marketing Service functions. Read more on the formula from this Packer article.

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11/20/2014 12:00:00 AM
Despite severe, persistent drought in California, there should be plenty of mandarins to meet Christmas demand. Read more on the supply of California citrus, potatoes, and cranberries from this Packer article.

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11/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
The Food and Drug Administration sampling program and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Pesticide Data Program have room for improvement in the way they collect and share data on pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables and other food, according to a new Government Accountability Office report. Read more on the study from this Grower article.

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11/14/2014 12:00:00 AM
South Texas got hit with heavy rains - as much as 20 inches - during the summer, yet concerns about a lack of water continue to flood the region's fresh produce industry. Read more on the concern from this Packer story.

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11/14/2014 12:00:00 AM
If the $2.4 billion California citrus industry is to survive, it must maintain Asian citrus psyllid detection and control programs to buy time until fixes for the deadly citrus disease it carries are discovered. Read more on the program from this Packer article.

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11/12/2014 12:00:00 AM
The Florida November orange and grapefruit forecasts remained unchanged from the initial predictions for the 2014-15 season issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in October. Read more on the citrus estimate from this Grower article.

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11/12/2014 12:00:00 AM
Without labor to harvest them, some Salinas Valley crops were abandoned in the field this year. They never made it to the cooler, much less to retail. Read more on the impact of the labor shortage from this Packer article.

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11/5/2014 12:00:00 AM
Compared to last year, this fall is bringing higher quality of Florida citrus and grapefruit is opening the season with lower than expected prices. Find out more on the markets and quality of the crop from this Packer article and video.

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11/3/2014 12:00:00 AM
Consumer perceptions of fruits and vegetables as healthful is slipping, whether it's fresh, fresh-cut, canned, frozen or in juice form, according to a survey from the Produce for Better Health Foundation. Read more on the declining image from this Packer article.

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